A Croydon minicab driver has admitted crashing into and killing an 18-year-old motorcyclist.

Joseph Hurry, 62, was behind the wheel of his Toyota Auris minicab when he knocked Daniel Webb off his moped in Baston Road, Hayes, a few miles from the young rider's family home in Bromley.

Mr Webb was pronounced dead at the scene at 4.30pm on December 5 last year.

Today (September 7) at the Old Bailey, Hurry pleaded guilty to causing death by careless driving.

But prosecutor Mark Halsey said the offence was “not far short of dangerous driving," a more serious charge.

Tributes as Daniel Webb killed in Hayes moped crash just one month after friend dies in Croydon tram tragedy

Sentencing was adjourned until November 2 to allow time for a psychiatric report to be carried out, as according to the defence it is believed Hurry is suffering from PTSD as a result of the crash.

Addressing the defendant, Judge Anne Molyneux said: “It is my duty to advise you that a custodial sentence may be passed that day.

“The court extends its respects to the members of the family. I know no sentence passed will be able to help ease the pain of this loss.”

Hurry was bailed until sentencing.

Following his death, the family of Mr Webb released a statement which said: "Daniel Webb, much loved son of Simon and Jakki and amazing brother to James and Adam, tragically died when riding his moped which collided with a car in Hayes last Monday.

"He brought so much joy and happiness to everyone he came in to contact with, although short, he lived his life to the full.

"His family and friends are understandably devastated but are so grateful for the amazing love, strength and support being given to us.

"A special mention should be given to his long term close circle of amazing friends who are continuing to suffer so much after the tragic loss of Dan."