A drink driver on a busy Angus road smashed into a car that had two young children inside.
Andrew Gentleman, 52, faces jail after pleading guilty to driving dangerously on the A90 on July 27 last year.
The tyre fitter pulled out in his Citroen Berlingo van from a central reservation near Forfar and straight into the path of a Ford Fiesta driven by Chloe Louden.
Gentleman, who was at least four times over the limit, then drove off the wrong way down the busy carriageway.
Two children, aged five and three and Miss Louden’s mother were in the car. All were rushed to Ninewells Hospital.
Miss Louden, 19, was left with a 1.5 inch cut to her right knee as well as bruising to her left arm and both legs.
Chloe’s mother Louise, 38, who was in the front passenger seat, was permanently disfigured as a result of the crash, the court heard.
She suffered a dislocated bone fracture on the pelvis and injuries to her sternum, wrist and a wound to her abdomen.
Lousie Louden had to undergo two operations after the crash and has been left with scarring to her hip and still experiences back pain.
The court also heard that she has suffered a psychological impact as a result of the crash. The two children were not seriously injured.
The court was shown dash cam footage from another car that was approaching the A932 junction as the crash happened.
It showed people stopping and leaving their cars to come to the assistance of both vehicles, but Gentleman turned the Berlingo around and drove away, travelling in the wrong direction of the busy carriageway.
The van was later found at Lochlands Caravan Park, having been ditched by Gentleman.
He was found nearby by police following a search and was taken to Ninewells Hospital.
He admitting drinking earlier that day and gave a breath test at 5.46pm — almost four hours after the collision — and was found to have 92 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 22 microgrammes.
Depute fiscal Eilidh Robertson said: “The force of the collision forced both vehicles to spin.
“An eyewitness said there was ‘no way the Fiesta could have avoided’ the Berlingo.
“Members of the public came to help but the accused drove the wrong way up the slip road and made off.
“All four occupants of the Fiesta were taken to Ninewells Hospital.”
Gentleman, of Haugh Street, Falkirk, appeared at Dundee Sheriff Court on June 22 using crutches but the court heard this was not as a result of road collision, but rather from “jumping over some walls”.
Sheriff Lorna Drummond adjourned the case for reports ahead of sentencing on August 18, but warned Gentleman that custody was “at the forefront” of her mind while granting Gentleman bail.