A pensioner was left with a broken pelvis and spent weeks in hospital after she was knocked down in Knightswood.

Kiran Ali, 48, struck the 88-year-old woman as she was driving along the westbound carriageway of Great Western Road at around 6.55pm on October 8, 2022.

At the time, the OAP was using a pedestrian crossing between Archerhill Road and Knightswood Road to reach the central reservation.

As she stepped off of the pavement onto the road, which is split into three lanes, the traffic lights for drivers were red.

However, as she reached the third lane the lights had turned to green and she was struck by a Mercedes and knocked to the ground.

Her daughter had been standing in the central reservation during this time and watched as the incident took place.

Police and ambulance crews were called to the scene where Ali identified herself as the driver. 

She was not charged at the time pending a full investigation. 

The woman was taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital (QEUH) where it was confirmed that she had a broken pelvis and two breaks in her left shoulder. 

After a week at QEUH, she was transferred to Gartnavel General Hospital where she spent a further five weeks. 

Ali of Great Western Road appeared at Glasgow Sheriff Court on Wednesday, April 25 after pleading guilty to causing serious injury to the woman by driving without due care and attention. 

The court heard how she had carried out an emergency stop but this had not been effective prior to striking the elderly woman. 

A motorist who had been driving in the same direction as Ali at the time noted she did not appear to have been speeding and only moved off after the lights turned green. 

Ali’s lawyer told the court that the woman had since made a full recovery and that his client was not speeding or under the influence. 

He added that the collision had taken place at a staggered set of traffic lights and that his client did spot the victim’s daughter cross as she approached the second set of lights and noticed the woman crossing somewhat slower.  

The defence solicitor said: “She performed an emergency stop but unfortunately could not avoid a collision. Ms Ali wishes for me to express her heartfelt apologies to the victim.  

“She takes the court process extremely seriously. She is aware she will be banned from driving.” 

It was revealed that Ali is currently subject to a community payback order (CPO) for a non-analogous offence with around 120 hours of unpaid work left to complete. 

Sheriff Diana McConnell disqualified Ali from driving for 16 months and ordered her to carry out 162 hours of unpaid work.