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”.