Wife of police officer seriously injured in HGV crash calls for safer lorry driving

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It has been two years since a Wiltshire police officer suffered life-changing brain injuries, after a collision with a lorry on the A4 between Hungerford and Newbury.

The lorry had blocked the road in foggy conditions, while attempting a U-turn.

The driver of the heavy goods vehicle was last month jailed for three and a half years, at Reading Crown Court. Credit: Thames Valley Police

PC Matthew Midwinter was left in a coma as a result of the crash. The driver of the heavy goods vehicle was jailed for three and a half years last month at Reading Crown Court.

PC Midwinter was left with life-changing injuries.

PC Midwinter's wife, Claire, has spoken for the first time about her husband's injury, while appealing for lorry drivers to take more care on the roads.

Partner at Moore Barlow Solicitors, Matthew Claxson, has been working with the family to raise awareness of the impact these incidents can have on families.