Two Lorry Drivers Sentenced to Prison Over M1 Motorway Crash

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On Friday, the BBC reported that two lorry drivers had been put in jail over a crash that occurred on the M1 motorway that is located in Buckinghamshire where eight people died during the past summer.

The BBC said that Ryszard Masierak was sentenced to prison for 14 years after being found guilty of causing the deaths because of dangerous driving and David Wagstaff was sentenced to 40 months in jail after pleading guilty to causing the death because of careless driving.

The BBC said that Judge Francis Sheridan said that Masierak was a “persistent, unmitigated, if not very accomplished liar” who had displayed “no remorse.” He added the driver had even attempted to blame everyone else.

Masierak was already twice the drink-drive limit. On the other hand, Wagstaff was on a hands-free call in cruise control when both their lorries crashed with a minibus on the 26th of August, 2017. All of the injured and the deceased were on-board a minibus in the collision that happened near the English town of Newport Pagnell, which is 50 miles (80 km) northwest of London.

The BBC said that Sheridan noted that the crash was one of the most serious in the United Kingdom for more than 26 years.