A truck driver has been jailed after causing serious personal injury in an accident from dashcam footage showing his vehicle smashing into the back of a car before colliding with others.
Police said David Price, 65, of Chapel Lane, Manby, Lincolnshire, was sentenced Thursday to 18 months in prison for causing serious injury by dangerous driving.
Price pleaded guilty and was also given a 29-month driving ban when he appeared at Nottingham Crown Court.
Nottinghamshire Police on Sunday released dashcam footage of the crash on June 8, 2018, which shows Price Driving driving on the A17 at Newark and not responding in time to the traffic ahead.
In the footage, his truck smashed into the back of a Renault Clio, causing a chain reaction as Clio crashed into the back of an Audi A1, launched forward on the back of another truck.
The driver of Clio suffered serious injuries, including a bleeding in her brain, a broken back, broken neck, broken arm, broken ribs and a broken nose.
Leeds University students needed a number of surgeries for her injuries and had to withdraw from the university, police say.
The driver of Audi also suffered significant injuries, police added.
Police said as Price approached queue traffic, he was driving about 55 mph and collided with the rear of the Clio at 49 mph.
Newark and Sherwood Police Inspector Heather Sutton said police released footage from the dashcam to warn drivers to pay attention when standing behind the wheel.
"The dangerous driving of the award caused catastrophic life-changing injuries within seconds," she said in a statement.
“The whole thing could have been avoided had he been aware when he was behind the wheel.
"Now he has time to reflect on the consequences of his actions in prison."
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