A driver has pleaded guilty to killing a woman who was left in a "persistent vegetative state" for nearly a year after being run over.

Luis Ramos, 31, hit pedestrians Corina Cretu, 42, and Loredana Toma, 29, in Lea Bridge Road, Leyton, on January 15 2017.

Ms Cretu died in hospital, while Ms Toma was left severely injured and died on December 6 2017, a week after Ramos was jailed over the incident.

He was sentenced to five years and three months at Snaresbrook Crown Court after admitting causing death and serious injury by dangerous driving.

On Wednesday, Ramos, of Erskine Road, Walthamstow, further pleaded guilty at the Old Bailey to causing Ms Toma's death by dangerous driving and while uninsured.

The heavily built defendant, who appeared in court from custody, spoke only to confirm his identity and enter the guilty pleas.

Judge Angela Rafferty QC remanded him back into custody to be sentenced at Snaresbrook Crown Court on a date to be fixed before the judge who heard his previous case.