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Lorry drivers convicted after fatal motorway collision which killed eight people

Two lorry drivers have been convicted after they caused a motorway crash which killed eight people travelling in a minibus.

| Press Release , Driving offences , CPS, Thames and Chiltern News

Man convicted of causing death by careless driving after Ferrari crash

The owner of a luxury car storage facility has been convicted of causing death by careless driving after a teenager he took on a drive in a Ferrari was killed.

| Press Release , Driving offences , CPS, Wessex News

Man admits death by dangerous driving after three teens killed following collision

Jaynesh Chudasama, 28, was two and a half times over the legal alcohol limit when he hit George Wilkinson, 16, Joshua McGuiness, 16, and Harry Rice, 17, in Hayes, west London on 26 January this year.


Truck driver jailed for fatal collision while using mobile phone

A truck driver who was using his mobile phone at the time his vehicle was involved in a fatal collision has been jailed for three years.


Lorry driver admits injuring motorcyclist after motorway footbridge crash

A lorry driver who caused a footbridge to collapse onto a busy motorway after his load struck it, has pleaded guilty to causing serious injury by dangerous driving today (Thu 14 Dec).


Lorry driver jailed for fatal M69 collision

A lorry driver who veered onto a motorway hard shoulder after using his phone at the wheel has been sentenced to eight years in prison today (14 December) after causing death by dangerous driving.


Hands-free driver jailed

A driver has been sentenced to three years in prison for causing death by dangerous driving while using a hands-free mobile phone.

| News Item , Driving offences , CPS News

Man guilty of causing death of motorway Highway Officer and seriously injuring another

A motorist whose dangerous driving caused him to lose control of his car, resulting in the death of a highways officer has been convicted at Carlisle Crown Court today (7 November).

| News Item , Driving offences , CPS News

Cyclist convicted over death of pedestrian

A cyclist who crashed into a woman after riding through a busy area of central London without a front brake has been convicted of causing bodily harm by wanton and furious driving.

| News Item , Driving offences , CPS News

Disqualified driver jailed for crash which seriously injured pedestrian

A disqualified driver who was caught on camera knocking down and seriously injuring a pedestrian in Cardiff city centre has today (15 Aug) been jailed.

| News Item , Driving offences , CPS News

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