1. ITV Report

Man admits seriously injuring fellow Derbyshire motorist by dangerous driving

A man from Derbyshire has admitted that his dangerous driving left a fellow motorist badly hurt after a head-on smash.

24-year-old Chey Clark was told by a judge he could now receive a prison sentence for causing serious injury to HGV driver Mark Bowcock on February 9 in Cumbria last year.

At Carlisle Crown Court today, Clark admitted causing serious injury to Mr Bowcock from Alvaston in Derby, by driving the van dangerously.

Recorder Julie Clemitson adjourned the case, asking for both a probation service assessment on Clark and up-to-date medical information about the victim's condition.

Mr Bowcock was said by police at the time to have sustained serious chest injuries.

Clark, of Alfreton in Derbyshire, was granted bail. But Recorder Clemitson warned him that "all options", including a prison term, would be open at his sentencing hearing on January 30.

Clark was handed an interim driving ban, and told that the exact length of the disqualification would be fixed on the day of sentence.