- Dramatic footage shows lorry driver smashing into back of a car in traffic
- Lithuanian Vygantas Stanulis, 55, ploughed his lorry into black Ford Fiesta
- Driver, man in his 20s, left with his legs hanging out of the front of the car
- He suffered serious injuries and is still undergoing surgery after the ordeal
- Stanulis now jailed for 12 months after admitting dangerous driving charge
Dramatic dashcam footage shows the driver of the Fiesta being thrown through the windscreen of his vehicle upon impact, with his legs seen hanging out of the car.
Stanulis has now been jailed for a year after admitting causing serious injury by dangerous driving after he appeared at the Old Bailey, central London, on Monday.
The driver of the Fiesta, a man in his 20s (legs pictured), suffered multiple injuries including a fractured skull, two fractured vertebrae, a fractured ankle, knee and shin and facial injuriesStanulis had originally denied the dangerous driving charge but changed his plea to guilty on Monday, the day his trial had been due to start.
She said: ‘A dash camera in the Mercedes lorry showed that Stanulis was driving at around 50mph just before the collision.’
Witnesses said the lorry did not slow down as it approached the line of traffic.
Stanulis only attempted to brake about half a second before colliding with the Fiesta.
Police Constable Weller said: ‘Stanulis told us he had taken his eyes off the road for a second to look at two lorries parked in a layby. He described it as a momentary lapse in concentration.’ She said the lorry driver had shown remorse for the victim throughout the police investigation.
She said: ‘Stanulis didn’t set out that morning to cause harm and he is still coming to terms with what happened.
‘The victim still faces operations on his face and knee and will live with the consequences of this collision for a long time.
‘It just goes to show that any lapse in concentration when driving can have devastating consequences.’Article care of www.dailymail.co.uk original article can be found here.
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