- Amir Hussain, 23, Zain Islam, 23, and Hussan Yousaf, 21, launched vicious attack
- Trio chased man before cornering him and hacking at him with 12 inch blade
- The 23-year-old victim was only saved from bleeding to death by a passing nurse
Three thugs who cornered a young man and his mother before hacking at him with a machete have been jailed for more than 40 years.
Amir Hussain, 23, and brothers Zain Islam, 23, and Hussan Yousaf, 21, chased their victim off the road in Small Heath, Birmingham, in a stolen truck before he ploughed into bollards and knocked down a wall.
The 23-year-old, who was driving his mother to a doctor's appointment, jumped out of his vehicle and begged them not to hurt her as Hussain repeatedly slashed his torso and arms with the 12 inch blade.
CCTV shows the victim staggering around while clutching his torso following the vicious attack on May 22, while the attackers flee the scene.
They sliced his stomach open and a left him with a deep cut to his arm and was only saved from bleeding to death by a passing nurse, a court heard.
Witnesses provided police with the trio's registration plate and in the early hours of the following morning the stolen was intercepted at Warwick services on the M40.
Two teenagers were detained from the car - stolen during a burglary in Swadlincote, Derbyshire, in March - and forensic examinations revealed traces of the victim's blood and Yousaf's fingerprints on the bodywork.
Two weeks later police received a tip-off the trio were lying low in a hotel in Attercliffe, near Sheffield, where they were found hiding on June 6.
Drugs were found in the room alongside almost £6,500 in cash.
All three refused to answer any questions during police interview after being arrested.
Hussain, Islam and Yousaf denied attempted murder but were found guilty following a trial at Birmingham Crown Court.
On Monday Hussain, from Birmingham, was jailed for 17 years while Islam and Yousaf, both from Small Heath, were handed 13 year jail sentences.
Detective Constable Darren English, of West Midlands Police, said: 'This was a savage attack that left the victim with life threatening injuries - in fact, had it not been for the swift actions of a nurse who ran to his aid he may well have died.
'The Fiat 4x4 passed the victim's Audi Q7 moments after he set off to take his mum to the doctor. It reversed at speed for about 200 metres before swinging into a driveway and giving chase.
'The victim - who has not been able to provide a motive for attack - was understandably panicked and in his bid to get away collided with bollards and a wall.
'He pleaded with the men - who he knew from the local area - for calm and urged them not to hurt his mother. But Hussain immediately began hitting out with the machete.
'The victim was placed in an induced coma and thankfully pulled through following surgery - but he has been left with scarring and the psychological impact of such a traumatic event.
'I'm pleased the courts have taken these three dangerous men out of society for a significant period of time.'