These pictures show the wreckage after a ‘reckless and highly dangerous’ driver lost control of his car and caused a railway tracks crash.

Adam Hmimssa has been jailed for two-and-a-half years after the collision that left him and three passengers with injuries.

One of them will have to take medication for the rest of his life.

The 27-year-old lost control of his black Vauxhall Astra at the level crossing at the junction with Salmons Lane and Godstone Road.

It left the road and went up a steep bank before flipping over and crashing down on to the train tracks near to Whyteleafe South station.

Hmimssa, of Vincent Road, Addiscombe, was charged with causing serious injury by dangerous driving, endangering the safety of a person conveyed in or upon the railway and driving with no insurance.

He denied all the charges in relation to the crash, which happened at about 4.40am on November 9, 2013.

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Adam Hmimssa has been jailed

But yesterday he was found guilty of all offences following a trial at Guildford Crown Court.

As well as the jail sentence he has been given a three year driving ban and will have to take an extended driving test before being eligible to get his licence back.

Sergeant Eddie Ryan, from Surrey Police’s collision investigation unit, said: “I welcome the lengthy custodial sentence for Hmimssa which clearly reflects the reckless and highly dangerous nature of his driving on the night of the incident.

“As a result of the collision one of the passengers in the vehicle suffered serious injuries which have left him dependant on medication for the rest of his life.

“The fact that the car came to a stop on the railway lines demonstrates how easily this incident could have had an even more tragic outcome and it is fortunate that the collision took place at a time of day when trains were not using the railway line.

“Hmimssa’s irresponsible actions caused significant disruption and put the lives of others at risk.

“I hope the sentence highlights that we will do everything possible to ensure that those who ignore the rules of the road are put before the courts.”