82-year-old David Bennell is on trial, after being accused of causing a pensioner's death in a "horrific" head-on A66 smash.Read the full story ›
Nigel Stevens is on trial for causing death by dangerous driving. A crash investigator said the driver's reverse park driving was "unsafe".Read the full story ›
53-year-old David Mitchell, accused of causing the death of a fellow motorist by dangerous driving has gone on trial at Carlisle Crown CourtRead the full story ›
A red car was seen driving erratically around Seascale in West Cumbria, almost hitting a woman who was walking her dogs.
Police say it happened around 11:20am on Saturday 10 June on the South Parade, and are investigating the incident.
The driver is described as male, in his 20s with dark hair and a beard.
Police are urging anyone with more information to contact them on firstname.lastname@example.org, contact PC 2407 Fergus Ledingham on 101, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Andrew Murphy has been sentenced to 10 months in jail and banned from driving for two years.Read the full story ›
A lorry driver has been jailed for causing a crash which left another motorist with serious injuries.
Leslie Whyte's 34-tonne goods vehicle was speeding when it slammed into the back of a small van that was preparing to leave the A66 near Appleby in May last year.
Van driver Jeffrey Bainbridge, 60, was thrown from his vehicle.
The builder and volunteer firefighter, from Appleby, was then airlifted to hospital, where he remained for eight days.
He suffered fractured vertebrae in his neck and lower back, along with eight broken ribs, a punctured and collapsed lung, and a fractured shoulder blade.
Leslie Whyte, 36, denied causing those serious injuries by dangerous driving, but was convicted after a trial at Carlisle Crown Court.
A jury heard he was a methadone user whose vehicle was seen swerving erratically immediately before the crash.
At the crown court on Friday 9 April, Whyte, of Holmpark Crescent, Newton Stewart, was sent to prison for 18 months, and banned from driving for two years.
42 motorists have been caught using their mobile phones, speeding or not wearing a seatbelt as part of a police operation.
Cumbria Police launched 'Operation Ballet' at the start of the month to crack down on dangerous driving.
The operation aims to educate drivers about the dangers involved. The police say these types of motoring offences can lead to serious crashes.
A teenager has been charged with causing death by careless driving following a fatal road accident in the Scottish Borders on New Year's Day.
18 year old Scott Johnston, from Earlston, Berwickshire, died when the car he was a passenger in left the road and struck a tree.
The accident happened on the A697 road near Westruther, Berwickshire, at around 7pm on January 1.
Eight months after the accident and following enquiries, Lothian and Borders Police say they have now charged an 18 year old male from Lauder with causing death by careless driving.
Police have named a man who died after being hit by a car in Carlisle on Saturday evening as Kenneth GrahamRead the full story ›