Drunk truck driver hits teen at red light

Chris Tindall
January 13, 2023

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.

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Chris Tindall

Chris Tindall started writing for the haulage and logistics industry in 2002 and quickly realised there was enough going on to keep him busy for a very long time. He’s covered a broad range of significant issues, including GPS jamming by criminals, platooning, Brexit and the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the lack of safe and secure lorry parks and he helped secure the release of a lorry driver in a Polish jail due to misuse of the European Arrest Warrant.

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