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.
A man has been jailed for more than 4 years for causing death by dangerous driving. Dariusz Tokarczyk was using his mobile phone.Read the full story ›
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.
A34 N/B at #Hinksey hill closed due to serious RTC. Number of vehicles involved. Traffic diversion at Abingdon South. Investigation ongoing.
The A34 northbound carriageway has reopened after a crash involving four cars and four lorries.
Emergency services were called to the road near East Ilsley just after 5pm yesterday afternoon.
Four people were killed in the collision and twelve people were injured. Several people were treated at the scene for minor injuries.
A man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.
The A34 southbound is blocked before Whitchurch due to an overturned lorry. The incident happened just north of Whitchurch on the southbound carriageway.
The main northbound carriageway is closed due to overrunning overnight roadworks on the A34 Northbound at A4130 (Milton Interchange).
The two main lanes of the A34 remain closed because overnight works have not finished yet. A diversion is in place via the slip road.
The A34 southbound is blocked due to accident before M4 J13 ( Chieveley / Newbury). All traffic is being held just before the M4.
Police are appealing for witnesses to a crash on the A34 yesterday evening, in which a man died.
It happened at around 5.45pm on the northbound carriageway near the Tufton crossroads.
A Vauxhall Zafira collided with an HGV lorry which had initially been travelling in the same direction.
The front seat passenger of the Vauxhall Zafira, a 53-year-old man from Swindon in Wiltshire, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver, a 40-year-old man, and two rear seat passengers (a 13-year-old girl and 38-year-old man) sustained minor injuries.
The driver of the HGV, a 48-year-old man from Poland, has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and remains in custody.
I would appeal to anyone who was travelling northbound or southbound yesterday evening who may have witnessed the incident, or saw either vehicle before the collision to contact us as soon as possible.