A TEENAGER has admitted dangerous driving after a car crashed into a crowd following a cruising event.

Essex Police launched an investigation after the incident on Boxing Day last year in Smeaton Close, Colchester, on the Severalls Industrial Estate, in which three people were hurt.

Footage posted online of the meeting, which was being filmed on a drone, showed a car driving around the bend in the road where several businesses are based.

The driver looked to be attempting a “drift” manoeuvre which sees the car’s tyres momentarily leave the road as they negotiate the corner.

The car then disappeared out of shot before bystanders are seen rushing around to try to help the people who have been seemingly been hurt in the incident.

Edward Roblin was later charged with the dangerous driving of a Volkswagen Golf and admitted the offence at Colchester Magistrates’ Court.

Roblin, 19, of Grove Road, Tiptree, will be sentenced at Chelmsford Crown Court next month.

At the time, police said three people were hurt but had fortunately escaped with minor injuries.

Two women, both aged 20 and from the Halstead area, and a 20-year-old man from Clacton, were taken to hospital.

Car cruising events on the business park have been criticised by councillors and plans have been drafted to install speed bumps in a bid to deter petrolheads.

Police have used dispersal orders on the estate to try to deter problems drivers when they are informed about meets.

The legislation allows an officer to issue a direction for an individual or group, who has committed or is likely to commit anti-social behaviour, to leave a specified area.

If they return to the area within 48 hours, they may be arrested.