Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. The driver received only a £175 fine and a six-month driving ban from Birmingham Magistrates’ Court.Even though causing death by dangerous driving carries a maximum penalty of 14 years, there is no law that covers the offence of causing serious injury by careless driving.Her husband, who is a retired engineer, said: “It’s appalling. It’s no punishment at all.”He has ruined our lives and he gets to walk free. If he had killed her, he would have had a more severe punishment, but then I would have lost my wife. It’s a lose-lose situation.”My son said if he were to collect three speeding tickets he would be more severely punished than the driver. Mrs Davies before the accidentCredit:Caters A bus driver who left a grandmother with half a head has been let off with a £175 fine.Deborah Davies, 56, was left with brain injuries and damage to her skull after being sent flying into a gutter by an out-of-control bus.Despite being in a critical condition, she survived, but the life-saving surgery for a bleed on her brain left her without half of her skull, before it was replaced with a metal plate.Her husband Steve Davies, 58, has slammed the low fine and claims the bus driver “ruined their lives”.Driver Surjeet Singh Pal, 57, mounted the pavement with his bus in May last year, which caused the injuries to Mrs Davies.He admitted careless driving and must reapply for his licence and DVLA after it was found he drove on to the pavement when approaching a bend. “Deborah went from being a vibrant and vivacious young grandmother to being solely dependent on me and our family.”She is now merely existing. She has such a poor quality of life compared with the one she planned for and we built together.”She is living a life sentence while the driver who did this to her can put everything behind him and continue living his life.”I am disgusted and dismayed there is not provision in law to adequately reflect the catastrophic, irrevocable damage this incident has done, both to Deborah physically as well as our lives as a family.”Following the incident on May 20 last year, Mrs Davies was placed into an induced coma for a week.She sustained severe brain damage which led to a clot on the brain.She required life-saving surgery and extensive rehabilitation. She also suffered a broken neck, fractured cheek, broken ribs and a punctured lung in the collision.