Man who collided with two cars in one day was visiting hospice on anniversary of his grandfather’s death.

A driver who collided with two cars in one day has admitted he should not have been behind a steering wheel.

Christopher Bwye, 32, of Cleveland Terrace, Westward Ho! pleaded guilty to two counts of driving without due care and attention, to failing to stop and failing to report an accident.

Bwye drove into the back of a car when he failed to see the traffic lights had changed at Pottington on the morning of December 4 last year.

The court heard he had been driving to North Devon Hospice on the anniversary of his granddad’s death for a memorial placement.

Magistrates heard the driver of the vehicle asked Bwye to follow him to a car park to exchange details, but despite agreeing he did not follow him.

Later that day, Bwye collided with a parked car at Vellator, Braunton, when he went to walk his dog on the Burrows.

Tony Dart, defending, said Bwye ‘accepted he should not have been behind the wheel of a car that day’.

Magistrates imposed a total of 12 penalty points for the offences, which resulted in an automatic six-month ban from driving.