Two days later Mr Taylor died in hospital as a result of the injuries he suffered in the collision.
Forensic reconstruction officer PC Gurvinder Khosa concluded that if Averis had been travelling at the 30mph speed limit when the lights went from green to amber he could have comfortably stopped his car in the 55 metres available to him.
Averis, of Willow Drive, Cheswick Green, was sentenced to three years and four months on Friday (6 November) after pleading guilty to death by dangerous driving. He was also disqualified from driving for 56 months.
PC Mark Crozier, from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “Once again excessive speed and aggressive driving have resulted in a death on the roads of the West Midlands. Mr Taylor died because Averis had one intention and that was to ‘beat the red light’.
“Our thoughts remain with Mr Taylor’s family for the loss of their loved one and this conviction highlights the dangers of excessive speed and aggressive driving which can so quickly escalate into disaster and loss.”