Sir Ranulph Fiennes escapes driving ban for head-on smash

Explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes has escaped a driving ban after he fell asleep at the wheel and caused a head-on crash that left another driver fighting for his life in hospital.

Fiennes, 66, had completed a 42-mile High Peak endurance marathon in Derbyshire the night before, and fell asleep momentarily while driving home in his Jaguar X-Type.