Drivers to be prosecuted for taking photos of lorry crash on mobile phones

Major crash happened between Histon and Girton in Cambridgeshire

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More than a dozen drivers will be prosecuted for taking photos of a lorry crash in Cambridgeshire, say police.

A major crash took place yesterday morning at 5:44am between Histon and Girton involving a pile up of four lorries. One of the lorries was carrying seven tonnes of teddy bears at the time.

Several of the vehicles were completely crushed in the serious collision and one lorry driver had to be cut free by the Cambridge Fire and Rescue Service. Two of the drivers suffered minor injuries in the incident.

A spokesperson for Cambridgeshire police said that whilst attending to the scene, police spotted a large number of motorists taking photos of the crash on the phones as they drove past the crash scene. Officers began recording details of the drivers’ licence plates and noted at least 15 motorists.

The drivers face prosecution for using a mobile phone whilst driving and will be sent letter informing them of court proceedings within the next 14 days. Penalties for using a mobile phone whilst driving can include being disqualified from driving or facing a £1,000 fine.