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Man handed driving ban after crash left Stoke-on-Trent man with life-changing injuries

A 50-year-old man has been sentenced, following a crash that left a Stoke-on-Trent man with serious injuries.

Stephen Chadwick, from Doncaster, pulled out from a Shell petrol station in a 32-tonne Volvo lorry on to the A38 on 6 February 2018, when a Seat Ibiza collided with the back of it.

The 35-year-old driver from Werrington remains in hospital - 16 months after the incident.

Chadwick has today (10 June) been handed a six-month driving ban, £1,200 fine and £750 costs at Stafford Crown Court, after pleading guilty to driving without due care and attention.

PC Rob Trow, from the Staffordshire and West Midlands Serious Collision Investigation Unit said: “The 35-year-old man has been left with life-changing injuries as a result of Chadwick’s failure to ensure it was safe to enter onto the A38. 

"Whilst drivers have a duty of care to pay attention to the road ahead, it is important that drivers of large vehicles ensure they have sufficient time and room to emerge into fast moving traffic.”

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