It is a shocking story Chemi
One of the worst I have read about tbh
Ten years only?
No way is it long enough, and I very much doubt he will serve that either. From other reports I've read he also got a 7 year driving ban. Personally, I don't feel he should be allowed back behind the wheel at all.
in general, Polish driving is atrocious.
I have to say I am inclined to agree with you on this. I've witnessed enough near misses in Poland, apart from what I've seen on British roads. Impatience seems to be more of a factor than anything.
Sadly this woman and her children did not have a chance.
None at all, and The Guardian are reporting that he tried to lie his way out of it by saying his brakes had failed:-
" But he also tried to claim his brakes had failed, telling officers the traffic in front of him "just stopped - I hit my brakes but just couldn't stop". When he was asked by his company the following day whether he had been distracted, he said: "Had radio on. Not tuning it. Not on phone."
He refused to answer questions when interviewed by police, but when he was eventually shown the footage from his lorry's dashcam he admitted he had been distracted by his phone."
I will post the toll
That will make depressing news :-(