Cambridgeshire

Girton A14 teddy bear lorry crash police accuse 24 drivers of filming on phones

Generic teddy bear and lorry crash on A14
Image caption Drivers caught filming the crash and the aftermath would receive a court summons, police said

More motorists alleged to have photographed the aftermath of a crash involving a lorry full of teddy bears face prosecution for using a mobile phone while driving.

At least 15 drivers were initially caught filming or taking pictures after four HGVs smashed into each other on the A14 in Cambridgeshire on 28 May.

But the number identified has since risen to 24, police have said.

They are being sent letters informing them about court proceedings.

No-one was badly hurt in the crash, at about 05:45 BST on the westbound carriageway.

Lorry driver Ron Norris, from Northumberland, had to be cut out of his cab by the fire service, but escaped with minor injuries.

"I was totally stunned. I think it hit me a little bit when I was sat on a stretcher facing my truck and I just broke down in tears," he said.

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Image caption Photographs taken by police show the scene after the crash happened on the A14 near Girton

"I couldn't help but think how on earth I'd got away with this."

Asked what he thought about drivers taking photographs of the accident, he said: "They deserve to get prosecuted.

"I could have died. The other driver could have died.

"If they were on their mobile phones when the crash happened, they could have died as well."

About 16 miles of road between junctions 31 and 36 was closed for several hours while the wreckage was cleared.

Two of the lorry drivers were taken to hospital with minor injuries.

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Image caption One of the drivers had to be rescued by the fire service

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