Lorry Driver Jailed for Causing Motorway Pile-up

  • 7 years ago

A lorry driver was sentenced to 16 months in prison on November 29 for causing an accident on the M6 motorway that left a woman with broken ribs and fractures to her vertebrae. Police released footage of the crash on December 3.Mariusz Wlazlo, 47, was driving a fully-laden Eddie Stobart HGV on March 16 when he crashed into the back of a Volkswagon Polo, which then hit a Toyota Verso. The accident occurred in a 40 miles-per-hour zone, but Wlazlo was accelerating and travelling at 43 miles-per-hour when he hit the stationary Polo. Wlazlo told police. “I think I went to sleep for a moment. I can’t explain as I don’t remember. It was like a dream.”The video shows footage from the lorry dashcam and form a rearview camera in a nearby car. Credit: YouTube/West Midlands Police via Storyful