Teenager who caused high-speed crash at Northamptonshire crossroads admits dangerous driving charges

The scene of the crash at the crossroads of Banbury Lane and Kislingbury Road. Credit Google
The scene of the crash at the crossroads of Banbury Lane and Kislingbury Road. Credit Google

A 19-year-old who smashed his car into another vehicle at a crossroads when he was travelling at an estimated 60mph has pleaded guilty to two charges of dangerous driving.

Joseph Craig, of Pilgrims Lane, Bugbrooke, caused serious injuries, including a fractured chest bone, to a man and a woman after his Ford Fiesta collided with their vehicle at the crossroads of Banbury Lane and Kislingbury Road in Rothersthorpe on August 7 last year.

Northampton Crown Court heard the force of the collision caused both vehicles to go into the air for a short period.

Jonathan Dunne, prosecuting, said the investigating officer estimated the speed of Craig’s vehicle at impact as 60mph.

The man and woman in the other vehicle both suffered a fractured sternum and the man was in hospital for a week as he also suffered a broken vertebrae.

Sentencing was adjourned until May 27. Craig was released on unconditional bail.

His Honour Judge Timothy Smith said he was keeping “all sentencing options open”.