Chelsea McLeish, 26, was uninsured and transporting her young daughter in a Volkswagen Golf which crashed into Alan Schofield and his son.Read the full story ›
Hundreds of dangerous drivers have been caught by police using an unmarked HGV.
Over the last two years almost 400 drivers were pulled over by Cumbria Police and other North West forces. Highways England released this video showing a driver checking his mobile with his foot on the dashboard:
Other offenders include a lorry driver spotted reading a book while driving on the motorway, and another who was seen using two mobile phones at once.
The offenders were among more than 4,000 dangerous drivers in England caught by the unmarked HGV over the past two years.
Officers gave verbal advice to 388 drivers, issued 838 fixed or graduated penalty notices, and filed 3,318 traffic offence reports. There were also 113 prosecutions for more serious offences.
37-year-old Graeme Haddon pleaded guilty to the offence which happened in his home village of Lamancha near West Linton at the weekend.Read the full story ›
A jury found 25-year-old Calum Wilkinson guilty of causing the death of a fellow motorist by dangerous driving. He'll be sentenced in July.Read the full story ›
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.