A man from York has pleaded guilty to causing injury due to dangerous driving.
Steven John Briddon of Rose Street York was sentenced to 32 months in prison and a four year and four month ban from driving.
In October 2015 Briddon drove his car at almost 60mph through York City Centre. He lost control and hit a 49-year-old woman riding a moped.
The woman from York sustained life threatening injuries and was taken to Leeds General Infirmary, where she remained in a serious condition for some time.
Police have released dashcam footage that captured Briddon travelling high speed just before the collision:
Commenting on the outcome of the case Sgt Dave Foster of the Major Collision Investigation Team said:
There was a fatal collision on the A689 between Sedgefield and Bradbury earlier today. Emergency services, including the Great North Air Ambulance, responded to the incident but despite their efforts a young male died at the scene.
Using a hands-free kit in the car can be almost as distracting as talking on a mobile phone, according to research by Newcastle University.
It's been illegal to drive whilst talking on your phone for almost a decade, but a road safety charity has found thousands of drivers in the region have been caught. Now they're calling for an outright ban, as Katie Oakes reports.
Imogen Cauthery was involved in a collision with a driver who was using a mobile phone when she was just nine years old, leaving her with a permanent brain injury.
She told ITV News that how she thinks drivers have a responsibility to always pay attention behind the wheel.
A road safety charity has found 20,000 drivers in our region have points on their licence for using a mobile or being distracted while driving.
Kelly Pattinson's father died in a crash, when the other driver was distracted.
Roz Cumming from road safety charity Brake warns drivers not to take the risk of using mobile phones whilst driving.
A new campaign's being launched today by road safety charity Brake urging drivers to avoid multi-tasking at the wheel. They are focusing on mobile phone use, saying phones should be turned off, or put in the boot.
A car and a motorbike were involved in a serious collision at Patrick Brompton near Bedale this afternoon. Two people have been taken to hospital.The scene is being investigated and diversions are in place.