Luke said after the case of 40-year-old Hamid, who was disqualified for dangerous driving in 2013: “The justice system lets people down every day.
“I want to go into politics, and the thing I want to change is the justice system, but I never thought I’d become a part of it.
“I will still be going to hospital when he comes out of prison. I would rather go to prison than have to go through what I went through.”
Luke, who is doing politics, economics, history and religious studies at The King’s Academy Sixth Form in Middlesbrough, is now a year behind in his studies.
He had to put his life on hold while he received major surgery and intensive treatment for injuries to his spine, collar bone and arm, which now all have metal plates inserted.
He also had a large wound to his head and multiple abrasions to his face, neck and abdomen, a collapsed lung, blood in his chest cavity, multiple broken ribs and a fractured hip when he arrived in the intensive care unit at hospital.
Teesside Crown Court heard that he was put into an induced coma, was in hospital for nine weeks, and if was four weeks before police could speak to him about what happened.