Guilty verdicts have been delivered after a fatal crash in which a Honda Civic with a family-of-five left the M62 motorway and crashed down the embankment into trees.

The smash killed a three year-old boy, while his seven-year-old sister suffered serious and life-changing facial injuries.

Their mother suffered multiple head and internal injuries and was in a coma for over a month.

Humberside Police’s Serious Collisions Unit carried out an extensive investigation and established that the driver, who is husband and father to his family, had been involved in a ‘race’ on the motorway with another Honda Civic.

Using dashcam footage from an independent witness, the two vehicles were calculated to be travelling at more than 100mph at less than 10 meters apart, until one car suffered a catastrophic blow-out inducing oversteer and causing the car to leave the carriageway.

The driver of the car that crashed was Israr Muhammed, 41, from Batley, who was charged with causing death by dangerous driving, two counts of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and causing death whilst uninsured.

The driver of the second vehicle, Adam Molloy, 29, from Normanton, near Wakefield, failed to stop at the scene of the collision, but was later arrested and charged with causing death by dangerous driving and two counts of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

The case was held at Hull Crown Court and concluded on Thursday last week following a nine-day trial.

The jury returned a unanimous guilty verdict against both men on all counts.

The incident happened on a westbound stretch of the M62 near Goole, East Yorkshire, on July 1, 2018.

Both drivers are due return to Hull Crown Court to be sentenced on November 2, 2020.