A taxi driver who killed three people when he ploughed into them after they had survived a bus crash was jailed for three years and four months yesterday. Judge Johnny Chan Jong-herng also suspended the driving licence of Chan Yun-sang, 44, for six years. He must pass a test before obtaining a new licence. Yu Wei, a 33-year-old construction worker and one of four severely injured victims, said the sentence was too lenient. "But it's not important to me. I don't know if my legs will ever recover," he said outside District Court. Yu was in hospital for two months and was still on crutches yesterday. "I'd rather go to jail for [Chan] if he could take my place [to feel the pain and suffering I have had since the accident]," he said, holding back tears. His son, who was just six months old, was sent flying three metres by the impact and suffered head injuries, but survived. Chan, who earlier pleaded guilty to dangerous driving causing serious injury and death, had been held in custody. His taxi hit a group of passengers who were walking along the Kong Sham Western Highway after escaping injury when their coach smashed into a lamp post near the border checkpoint. Some passengers were thrown several metres. Three died and eight were injured. Chan, who started work as a full-time taxi driver only the month before, had already been fined twice that month, once for speeding. It was the first time he had driven on that highway and he was travelling above the speed limit, the court heard. The judge said: "Drivers have a social responsibility of ensuring the public's safety. It is reflected in this case that the defendant is unfit to be a driver. "If he cannot pass the test, he should not drive again." Video footage of the accident was replayed in court yesterday before the judge decided on the sentence. After the accident, Chan told his passenger he did not see the people because he was looking for road signs, but later admitted to police he did see them. He was travelling at 73km/h, well above the 50km/h speed limit, the court heard. The judge said it was impossible for him to not have seen those people, but believed he had no intention of ploughing into them.