A MAN who tried to overtake a woman on a busy road caused a three-vehicle smash involving Glasgow City Council employees.

Christopher Martin, 41, pleaded guilty to dangerous driving and failing to stop after the accident on December 18, 2019.

Glasgow Sheriff Court heard: “At 1.30pm the accused was travelling southbound on Carntynehall Road, Carntyne.

“The witness was in front of the accused in her own vehicle. The accused was driving very close to her, making her concerned that his car would go into hers.

“He went to the other side of the road in an attempt to overtake. At this point, two Glasgow City Council employees were in a council van travelling northbound on the same road.

"As the accused tried to overtake the woman, he nearly collided with the van. He pulled back onto the right side of the road.

“As he did this, he collided with the woman’s car. This resulted in her vehicle travelling to the other side of the road and colliding with the van. This caused damage to all three vehicles.”

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Martin decided to make off on foot after getting out of his vehicle, and police were then contacted. Officers traced him standing on a wall, which he refused to get off for 15 minutes.

He stated he was feeling extreme pain coming from his arm and leg and told cops that he was already recovering from a broken foot prior to the crash.

The prosecutor added: “He was conveyed to Glasgow Royal Infirmary to have his injuries assessed; however, it was established he had not damaged himself further.

“All three vehicles were insured, and the accused’s insurance company dealt with the damages.”

Martin, of the city’s Wellhouse, said he will never attempt to overtake another car again.

His solicitor said: “This was a poor episode of driving from him. It is certainly driving which is dangerous.

“He has had time to reflect on his driving itself and accepted full responsibility of his actions.”

Sheriff Mary Shields disqualified Martin for six months. He will have to resit his driving test.

He was also ordered to stay within his home between 7pm and 7am for six weeks.