Fiennes fell asleep at the wheel

A man was left in intensive care for one month following a serious car crash caused when adventurer Sir Ranulph Fiennes momentarily fell asleep at the wheel, a court has heard.

The Polar explorer crashed his vehicle on the opposite side of the road.

In the head-on collision in Stockport, Greater Manchester, he was left dazed and bloodied. The driver of the other car suffered numerous injuries and was in intensive care for a month.

On the day of the incident in March, Sir Ranulph had earlier completed in the 42-mile High Peak Marathon.

Appearing at Stockport Magistrates' Court, Sir Ranulph, 66, pleaded guilty to driving without due care and attention.

He was fined £1,000 and received four penalty points on his licence.

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