Drunk truck driver hits teen at red light
A drunk HGV driver left a 17-year-old pedestrian with extensive injuries after he went through a red light and struck the teenager. Wojciech Miroslaw Mazur was jailed for two and a half years when he appeared at Leicester Magistrates’ Court following the incident on the morning of 26 September last year. The court heard Mazur had been driving along the A511 in Coalville when he went through the red light at a pedestrian crossing and struck the teen. When Mazur was breathalysed at the scene he tested positive and was arrested on suspicion of drink driving and later causing serious injury by dangerous driving. Witnesses described Mazur as driving erratically prior to the collision and at excessive speeds. The victim’s treatment for extensive injuries – including a bleed on the brain, and fractures to his pelvis and spine – remains ongoing.
Detective inspector Steve Kilsby from the force’s serious collision investigation unit, said: “This case clearly demonstrates the devastating effects drink and drug driving can have; in this case leaving a young man with serious injuries caused by the defendant. I hope that the sentence today will enable him to reflect on his decision.”
Mazur was also disqualified from driving for a total of 50 months and will have to take a mandatory re-test.