Hollyoaks‘ Ethan Scott is set to find himself on the wrong side of the law when he causes a crash.

Despite being a member of the police force, the detective, played by Craig Vye, makes a huge error of judgement when he texts former flames Theresa (Jorgie Porter) and Liberty (Abi Philips) while driving – and runs over student Rob Edwards (David Atkins)!

The dramatic storyline, to launch Road Safety Week (November 21-27), sees the Channel 4 soap working with independent road safety charity Brake in a campaign to combat dangerous driving and highlight the consequences of texting behind the wheel.

Julie Townsend, Brake campaigns director, said: “Young drivers need to know that using a phone at the wheel, to text, call or use the internet, is incredibly dangerous. Too many young lives are lost and ruined through road crashes, which is why it is so important that popular TV shows such as Hollyoaks highlight the appalling consequences of crashes, and the simple things all drivers can do to help avoid them.”

The scenes will be shown from Monday, November 14 on Channel 4.