The moment a lorry driver crashed into stationary traffic because he was looking at his phone has been caught on camera.
Razvan Rusu, 30, caused the pile-up on the M1 in Edgware, north London, injuring two other drivers.
The Metropolitan Police has released dashcam footage that shows Rusu driving in the left lane with one hand on the wheel and the other on his mobile phone. The HGV driver can be seen staring at his phone screen as he hurtles towards stationary traffic.
The driver at the back of the queue managed to swerve out of the way before Rusu hit multiple vehicles.
The incident took place at 8.20am on March 17 last year. Rusu, a Romanian national living in the UK, went back to his home country after the crash but was arrested on his return to the UK.
Razvan Rusu, of no fixed address, was jailed for eight months at Harrow Crown Court after pleading guilty to dangerous driving.
After completing his university studies in English and Creative Writing in Cardiff, Jack is now a full time motoring writer at Blackball Media. His love of cars stems from his childhood years when he began to live and breathe all-things automotive.
October 25, 2016