"My life has been destroyed. I am still having nightmares."
Munazir Rashid, aged 41, of Kingstanding, Birmingham, was jailed for nine years after he ran over the man who had been having an affair with his wife.
The revenge attack left the victim with horrific injuries and was lucky to survive them.
Birmingham Crown Court heard that Rashid was with his partner when they met the victim by chance at the Kerryman pub in Digbeth, Birmingham in the early hours of July 13, 2019.
A row broke out between the men which led to the victim being ejected from the pub.
Rashid followed the victim outside and continued to be aggressive. He tried to attack him but was prevented by a metal barrier.
As the victim walked away, Rashid got into his Ford Fiesta and drove onto the pavement. He reversed off it before mounting it again and hitting the victim, causing him to go over the bonnet.
The man got up and tried to escape.
Rashid drove at him again but this time at high speed as he was crossing the road. Witnesses heard a “massive thud” as the victim was struck before he landed unconscious on the road.
The prosecutor, Abi Nixon said Rashid made no attempt to stop and later changed his car registration plates which he tried to hide in a garage.
The victim underwent emergency surgery after suffering life-threatening damage to his aorta. Other injuries included multiple fractures to his ribs, the lower part of his spine and pelvis as well as damaged knee ligaments. He also suffered damage to his spine.
The victim said in a statement: “My life has been destroyed. I am still having nightmares. I am scared to go outside and suffer from panic attacks.”
He added that he had been confined to his home, using a wheelchair, wore leg splints for 23 hours a day and had to have a carer.
Rashid admitted to a charge of wounding with intent.
Tariq Shakoor, defending, said Rashid was unaware of the affair until the night of the incident.
He said: “The victim was intoxicated at the time and when he embraced the defendant’s wife in the presence of this defendant that was what triggered the series of events that night.”
Mr Shakoor added that there was provocation and that the victim had made several “unpleasant” remarks to him but he should have walked away.
Judge Richard Bond said: “He (the victim) had had a relationship with your then estranged wife, the mother of four children.
“I have no doubt whatsoever that this offence was a revenge attack by you upon your victim you had met for the first time.”
“You had opportunity after opportunity to leave the scene.”
Judge Bond said he had been shown some “graphic” footage and continued:
“Quite frankly it is horrific because your victim had no chance. You deliberately drove at him at speed mowing him down.”
It was estimated that Rashid was driving between 37 and 42mph at the time of the collision.
Judge Bond added: “The injuries caused can only be described as life-changing. The medical evidence shows that he is lucky to be alive. He was in hospital for 10 weeks.”
Birmingham Mail reported that Rashid was jailed for nine years. He also received an eight-year driving ban.