A MAN has appeared in court and admitted driving dangerously in the aftermath of a collision which resulted in the death of a teenager.

Jackson Pickering, 18, was crossing Springfield Road in Burnley, at around 11.45pm on June 16, when he was hit by a black Volkswagen Golf near the junction with Hollingreave Road.

Mr Pickering, of Burnley, was left with serious head injuries and died four days later in Royal Preston Hospital.

The Golf driver, Victoria Barker, has already pleaded guilty to causing Mr Pickering’s death by dangerous driving.

Her co-defendant George Barnes, 26, of Green Lane, Padiham, admitting assisting an offender – Barker – by setting fire to the Golf.

He also admitted dishonestly making off without paying for two meals, valued at £17.98 from Kebabish in Burnley, on the same date.

Barnes was back in the dock at Burnley Crown Court this week where he pleaded guilty to driving a Renault Clio in Springfield Road in the aftermath of the collision involving Mr Pickering.

However he denied driving the Golf dangerously before he set fire to it.

Prosecutor Paul Brookwell said those pleas were acceptable to the prosecution.

Judge Andrew Woolman adjourned sentencing until September 16 for the preparation of a pre-sentence report. Barnes was released on bail until then.

Barker, 37, of Dill Hall Lane, Church, will be sentenced on August 16.