Timely reminders of just how fragile life is

Commercial Motor
February 27, 2013

Find the word ‘lorry’ in the news and you can guarantee one of three things, it’s been involved in an accident, the driver has been in an accident and is convicted of dangerous driving or someone has been convicted of trying to rob one.

And so it goes this week. The M6 northbound accident between J35 and J36 in Cumbria led to two deaths of lorry drivers at either end of the age scale; 22-year-old Michael Proctor and 62-year-old Alan Walmsley.

Another accident happened on a stretch of the London-bound M20 in Kent when a lorry crashed down an embankment, thankfully the driver escaped without injury.

Also this week lorry driver Robert Booth was jailed after pleading guilty to causing the death of four-year-old Priyanka Bhogal when his truck smashed into the back of her mothers car.

Our thoughts are with family, friends and work colleagues of all those concerned.

And, to cap it off, Peter Sinclair was jailed for 12 years following a series of organised robberies of goods stowed on lorries in Herefordshire and South Tyneside.

Today, words fail me.

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