A DISTRACTED driver who ended up injured and spent three months in intensive care has been jailed for 16 months.

Colin Sloss, 29, was changing the radio in his van when he drove through a red light and hit 54-year-old David Moffat.

Sloss, from Bridge of Weir, pled guilty at Glasgow Sheriff Court to causing serious injury by dangerous driving on Springburn Road, on February 14, 2017.

Procurator fiscal depute Mark Allan said he continued through the junction and appeared to be “in a hurry” and other drivers described his driving as “erratic”.

On approach to the junction when the car in front slowed and stopped for the red light, Sloss continued driving.

He moved lanes and continued driving up Springburn Road while Mr Moffat was crossing at the pedestrian crossing, Sloss hit him.

The man was thrown on to the road when Sloss’ van came to a stop and suffered serious head, leg and chest injuries and was unconscious.

Members of the public stopped to help and the emergency services were called.

Sloss was described as being in shock and said: “Everyone said I went through a red light, I didn’t I was only changing the radio.”

Mr Moffat was taken to the Southern General Hospital where he spent three months in intensive care.

He was unconscious and unresponsive for a long time and need surgery for a fractured leg and a metal cage to be fitted.

As a result of his head injury, he has cognitive issues and memory loss and no recollection of the crash.

Defence lawyer Callum Weir said Sloss was “distracted with his radio” and said at the time he had to go round the car that stopped at the red light or go into the back of it.