A PENSIONER airlifted to hospital with multiple injuries after a road crash has admitted careless driving.

The case against Roland George, 79, was adjourned so he can attend to be sentenced.

George, of Jones Street in Rhos, near Wrexham, pleaded guilty by letter to careless driving following a three car accident outside The Sun at Trevor, Llangollen, on March 26.

Pub CCTV footage of the serious injury, head-on crash, was played at Flintshire Magistrates Court.

Prosecutor Brian Robinson told the Mold court George was driving a Subaru Forrester on the A539 at Trevor at 2pm when the collision occurred.

A woman was driving ahead of George and she indicated to turn right.

The film showed her car come to a stop and George appeared to have come up behind and swerved to avoid striking the back of her car.

There was a vehicle approaching in the opposite direction and a head-on collision followed.

Mr Robinson played the CCTV footage and told the court: “This is a case where a picture paints a thousand words.”

The air ambulance attended and George was airlifted to the Royal University Hospital at Stoke with multiple broken bones including ribs and collar bone.

He was said to have discharged himself a week later.

Another driver suffered a broken sternum and bruising and a third victim had pains to the shoulder, neck, back and chest and burns to the wrists from an air bag.

In his letter pleading guilty, George said he tried to avoid a collision with the car in front.

He did achieve that, but then collided with the oncoming vehicle.

Magistrates adjourned the case for a month so George could attend for sentence.