Life-changing injuries for couple
The couple have spoken of the devastating effect on their lives of the crash.
Mark and Carol Webster, from Bethersden, suffered serious injuries when they were trapped in their burning Mini.
Mrs Webster had a broken leg, broken arm, dislocated elbow and head injuries while her husband had a broken wrist and ribs.
She was in hospital for three weeks, in a wheelchair for three months and still is in constant pain over a year after the crash.
Mr Webster, 52, was off for work for six weeks.
He said: “It has been lifechanging for us. After the crash, my first thought was that we were lucky to be alive.
“At least we are still here and are still able to do most things.”
Mrs Webster, 47, has been unable to return to work since the accident at 2pm on Sunday, June 8, 2014.
She had jobs in outdoor pursuits and at the time of the crash was a ground crew member for a hot air balloon company.
“I am in pain all the time, which is very wearing,” she said. “I am still not right but if I had not been so fit, I don’t think I would have recovered as I have.”
Commenting on the verdict, Mrs Webster said: “Maybe the roads are a bit safer for now. She is off the road and has to take a driving test.
“She made a driving error. I hope she understands what she did wrong so she cannot do it again – I hope she understands why the crash happened.”
The Websters were driving home from the supermarket when Sharp pulled out in front of them.
Both were trapped in the wreckage, Mr Webster by his jammed seat belt and Mrs Webster by her legs. It was 35 minutes before any emergency services arrived.
The couple were helped by passersby including a motorcyclist who put out the fire in their car with a fire extinguisher.
Mr Webster, who works in procurement for food firm Brakes in Ashford, was freed first when fire crews and ambulances arrived.
His wife was cut out of the wreckage and was flown to St George’s Hospital in London where she stayed for three weeks. When she was discharged home, she spent three months in a wheelchair
The break to her leg was severe and she has had to undergo a number of operations.
Both are still receiving treatment for their injuries, and Mr Webster has difficulties walking.