A 38-year-old man whose dangerous driving caused a head-on collision near Culross has been jailed.

David Hunter lost control of his car on a bend and smashed into an oncoming van, injuring the occupants.

Hunter, of Lambert Terrace, Alloa, appeared for sentencing at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He admitted that on March 31, 2021, on the A985 near to the Gallows Loan road, Culross, he drove a car dangerously.

He lost control on a bend, entered into the opposing carriageway into the path of an oncoming van, collided with it, whereby both vehicles were damaged and came to rest on grass verges.

Depute fiscal Laura McManus said the incident took place half a mile west of the junction with Gallows Loan at 6.35pm.

Hunter was driving a Honda car west towards Kincardine. He failed to negotiate a bend and drifted on to the wrong side of the road colliding with an oncoming Ford Transit van.

The van driver sustained a shoulder injury while his female passenger suffered a broken ankle and cuts to her neck and knee.

Defence solicitor Aime Allan said: “His position is that for some unexplained reason his steering locked.”

The author of the social work report expressed concerns about Hunter’s attitude to the offence.

Sheriff Duff jailed Hunter for nine months and banned him from driving for three years.