A woman crashed into an oncoming car, injuring her 18-month-old passenger, after being distracted by a bee, a court heard.
Rebecca Wood, who the court heard has a fear of insects, has been warned she could face jail.
The youngster needed surgery following the incident.
Wood was driving her VW Golf on Broadfield in Oswaldtwistle when she saw the bee inside her car and took her hands off the steering wheel, the hearing was told.
The car then veered onto the other side of the road and crashed into a Volvo travelling in the opposite direction.
The tot was thrown forward and hit his face on the headrest in front of him, causing him to suffer a deep cut to his forehead. He was treated at Manchester Children’s Hospital.
Wood, 24, of Corrie Crescent, Kearsley, pleaded guilty at Burnley Crown Court to causing serious injury by dangerous driving following the incident in June 2014 and was bailed for sentence on May 23.
Laura Nash, defending, told the court that Wood has a ‘fear’ of bees and insects but ‘concedes it can’t amount to a defence’ and said ‘the way she reacted to the bee wasn’t appropriate’.
Recorder Mark Ainsworth told Wood that all options will be open ‘including prison’.