Woman pleads guilty to throwing man from car bonnet
A woman has pleaded guilty to dangerous driving after she threw a man from her car bonnet into a busy road.
Mandy McGuigan, of Tennyson Road, Colne, drove away from Heathcote Antiques in Cross Hills last year after she was confronted by owner Simon Webster.
The police said Mr Webster was left hanging onto the front of the car as it sped off into heavy traffic.
McGuigan will be sentenced at Bradford Crown Court next month.
She also pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm and failing to stop after an accident.
North Yorkshire Police traffic sergeant Peter Stringer said: "It was sheer luck that the defendant has not killed Mr Webster.
"She did not know what condition he was in when she left him laying in the road, she did not know whether he was dead or not.
"She drove away at speed, through a red traffic light into heavy traffic and taking a sharp bend, at which point Mr Webster fell off.
"She didn't stop and carried on driving all the way home to Lancashire."