A MAN has been jailed for 18 months after crashing his car while driving 90mph in a 30mph zone in Gosport.

Callum Laurence Hobbs was jailed today by the Portsmouth Crown Court after he crashed his car and "seriously injured the passenger" while dangerously driving at 90mph in a 30mph speed limit on March 19.

The 20-year-old failed to manoeuvre a bend in the road after accelerating up to 92mph, before striking the kerb and causing his Ford Fiesta to leave the road and smash into a garden wall of a house in Tichborne Way, Gosport.

Portsmouth Crown Court heard that a female passenger in the Fiesta was seriously injured in the crash, suffering severe back and internal injuries, and she is still receiving treatment eight months on from the incident.

Hobbs, from Ipswich, pleaded guilty to causing serious injury by dangerous driving and was jailed today for 18 months.

He was also disqualified from driving for two years and ordered to take an extended re-test after this in order to get his licence back.

Hampshire Police released dashcam footage from the incident, and Hobbs is seen to be driving recklessly at very high speeds before losing control and smashing into the garden wall.

PC Robert Lewis from the Roads Policing Unit said" "This was a prolonged and continued display of poor driving by Hobbs. It fell well below the standard expected of a careful and competent driver. The dashcam footage shows he was already struggling to control the vehicle moments before the crash, when he was travelling at more than 50mph.

"Hobbs not only put his own life in danger, by reaching extreme speeds in a residential area, but the lives of his passengers, and members of the public. This must serve as a warning to all drivers, but particularly those who are young or inexperienced.

"Simply put it’s not worth the risk."