Video Shows Romanian Trucker Texting And Driving, Plowing Through Slow-Moving Traffic

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A truck driver paying more attention to his mobile phone than the traffic up ahead has caused a massive pileup in the United Kingdom.

Identified as 30-year old Romanian Razvan Rusu, the man was captured on dashcam looking down at his gadget and failing to see that the vehicles in front were hitting their brakes. By the time he realized what was happening, it was already too late, as his truck hit a van and two other vehicles, according to the Mirror, injuring two drivers in the process, who were taken to the hospital.

"Rarely it is possible to see such a clear example of the risks some drivers are willing to take, with mobile phones and the danger that using them whilst driving can cause. It is only down to the quick thinking of one of the drivers who moved just before impact that there weren’t multiple serious injuries, or even worse. That driver was willing to take these risks, whilst being aware that he was being filmed is even more incredible", said the Serious Collision Investigation United Detective Sergeant, Stephen Pidgeon.

The accident took place last year in March, but it was only brought forward as Rusu fled back to his native country right after that. However, he came back to the UK more recently and, upon his return, the local authorities seized his passport, and threw him in jail for eight months, accusing him of reckless driving.