The family of a young woman who was killed when a lorry driver who was distracted by his mobile phone hit her stationary car on the A34 at Chieveley in Berkshire.
Jodie Moss was sitting inside her car on the inside lane with the lights on. It had broken down. Her father, Jeremy Moss, spoken outside Reading Crown Court after the lorry driver, 47-year-old Dariusz Tokarczyk, was jailed for four and a half years and suspended from driving for 51 months.
A lorry driver has been sentenced to four and a half years in jail for causing a crash which killed a young woman because he was distracted and using his mobile phone.
Polish national Dariusz Tokarczyk was driving on the southbound carriageway of the A34 at Chieveley near Newbury in Berkshire in March 2016 when he smashed into the back of a broken down car. The driver 21-year-old Jodie Moss was sitting in the car and died instantly.
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A lorry driver is in a serious condition in hospital after his vehicle collided with another lorry on the M4 in Berkshire.
The accident, on the westbound carriageway between Chieveley and Hungerford, has caused major delays.
The Highways Agency says it is likely to take until this afternoon for traffic to get back to normal.
Thames Valley Police are appealing for witnesses to the collision, which happened at 2.38am.
No arrests have been made at this stage.
Investigating Officer, Sgt Tony Griffiths of the Joint Operations Roads Policing Unit, said: “We are appealing for anyone who was travelling on the M4 in either direction this morning between the times of 2.30am and 3am near to Junction 13 and 14 of the M4 Westbound to come forward as they may have information to help us with our investigation.
Three fire engines attended along with a heavy rescue unit.
The westbound carriageway remains closed, with severe traffic congestion on both the M4 and A34.
Diversions are in place.
The M4 Westbound Junction 13 to 14 is currently closed following an crash involving two HGV lorries.
All lanes Westbound between junction 13 at Chievely and 14 at Hungerford heading away from London are closed and a diversion is taking motorists off the carriageway at Junction 13.
It is likely to be closed for sometime for recovery. The Eastbound carriageway is currently full open.
The A34 southbound is blocked due to accident before M4 J13 ( Chieveley / Newbury). All traffic is being held just before the M4.
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Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses after a fatal road traffic collision in Chievely during the early hours.
At 00.45am this morning, officers were called to the A34 exit slip road for Priors Court Road, Chieveley northbound in Berkshire to a collision between a car and a pedestrian.
A blue Renault Clio Estate was travelling up the slip road having just exited the A34 when it was in collision with a pedestrian who was on the slip road.
The pedestrian, a 41-year-old man from Bicester, died at the scene.
The driver and passenger of the vehicle were not injured.
The victim’s next of kin have been informed.
Anyone who witnessed the collision or has any information should call the Serious Collision Investigation Unit via the Thames Valley Police enquiry line 101 quoting URN 60 13/12.
The improvement work will start on the eastbound carriageway on Monday and will continue until Friday when it will switch to the westbound carriageway until 22nd February. It will be carried out each night between 10pm and 6am.
Thames Valley Police have confirmed that the A34 has reopened after closing yesterday evening because of an accident. Workers started repairing the surface of the road at 3 o'clock this morning after a car transporter overturned in Berkshire.