Sunday, 10 January 2010

Killer lorry driver

The court heard traffic on the M1 southbound had slowed down, coming to a stop because of an accident ahead. But prosecutor Jonathan Spicer said analysis of the scene showed Leadenham's lorry, pulling a Coca Cola Zero trailer, only started braking 17 metres before the queue of traffic in front of him, allowing just 3/4 of a second before impact.

Leadenham, of Walton Way, Harlaxton, Grantham, who was 74 at the time of the crash, told the court he did not really know what had happened that day and could not rule out having nodded off.