A motorcyclist was high on Class A drugs when he fled from a crash and ran down a 14-year-old boy.

Ashley Smith was running from the scene of an earlier collision when he hit the teen – who was crossing the road on his way home from school.

The 33-year-old - who has never passed his driving test - pleaded guilty to causing serious injury by dangerous driving, driving when disqualified, failing to stop after an accident and having no insurance.

Smith, of Billington Close, Leicester, was involved in the two crashes which took place shortly after 3pm on Thursday, November 21, last year, reports LeicestershireLive.

In the first incident, his black Yamaha had struck a car in Strasbourg Drive after overtaking another at speed.

Ashley Smith, 33, of Billington Close was jailed for three years and one month

Moments later, as he fled the scene and overtook another vehicle in a similar way, he hit the 14-year-old boy near Babington Academy in Beaumont Leys.

Smith had taken cocaine an hour before the incident and had no insurance, the court heard.

His young victim was left lying unconscious in the road with fractures to his collarbone and leg, and later had to undergo an operation to insert plates into his leg.

Sentencing Smith, Recorder Martin Butterworth said: "It should have been obvious to anyone on that road how busy it was with many people, mostly schoolchildren, trying to cross.

The boy, 14, was crossing the road on his way home from school

"You caused this boy lasting injuries.

"He had to have an operation and took a month off school - and by June this year he was still on crutches.

"He's still suffering from pain and discomfort and has permanent cosmetic consequences and, in all likelihood, will need further surgery."

He added: "You had no business being at the controls of a motorcycle at all.

"You've never passed a driving test."

Smith was jailed for three years and one month at Leicester Crown Court on Monday.

He was also banned from driving for four years and five months.