A BANNED driver crashed his car and left the scene while passers-by stopped to help injured passengers.

Jordan Conway appeared for sentencing at Alloa Sheriff Court last Thursday, September 2, over the matter.

The 30-year-old, of Millers Lade Avenue, Sauchie, admitted that on March 3 last year, on the B9140, Tullibody to Dollarbeg road, and elsewhere, he drove a car while disqualified.

He also refused to provide his details to police when required to do so.

Depute fiscal Susannah Hutchison said a car driven by Conway had been involved in an accident and overturned, landing on its roof.

Other motorists had stopped to help after seeing the upended vehicle.

Two passengers had been in the car and was one was lying injured at the side of the road.

The emergency services were called to the scene, with a helicopter tasked with taking the injured passenger to hospital.

Passers-by had initially seen Conway still in the driver's seat. However, he then grabbed a bag, got out of the vehicle and ran in the direction of Fishcross.

The court heard that he was seen getting into a ditch instead of walking alongside the road.

When police tracked him down, they took him back to the accident scene so that he could be seen by paramedics there.

Sheriff Craig Harris pointed out it was Conway's second driving while disqualified offence.

He imposed a community payback order with 12 months of supervision and a nine-month restriction of liberty order.

The Clacks man was also banned from driving for 43 months.