A NEWCASTLE Emlyn driver is facing a possible ban following a crash in which five people were injured.

Liam Kraus, of Beulah, Newcastle Emlyn, pleaded guilty at Llanelli Magistrate’s Court to careless driving following the smash on the A484 Cardigan to Llechryd road on October 11 last year.

Kraus, aged 18, was driving a Citroen Saxo when he lost control on a bend and veered into the opposite carriageway, colliding with an oncoming vehicle with both suffering extensive damage.

As a result of the collision the other driver was taken to hospital. She had a full CT scan and X-rays and sustained slight injuries comprising of a severe bruised collar bone, sternum, left breast, abdomen. She also suffered bruising to her lower left leg.

Kraus sustained injuries to his shin and a swollen groin and hip, while three passengers in the defendant’s car were also hurt.

The front seat passenger suffered serious injuries comprising of two broken femurs which necessitated surgery, a broken left collarbone, bruised lungs and numerous cuts and grazes to the face, legs and hands. He was briefly placed into the intensive trauma unit.

The rear nearside passenger sustained serious injuries comprising of a cut to the left side of her forehead, a large bruise to the right thigh, and injuries to her left shoulder and left foot.

The rear offside passenger sustained injuries to his neck, back and a two-inch long cut to the top of

his head.

Magistrates adjourned the case until April 1 to consider if there are mitigating circumstances for not imposing a disqualification on Kraus.