Lorry driver banned after Scotch Corner crash

An HGV driver has been banned from the roads after his vehicle overturned at Scotch Corner.

Rafal Swiatek, aged 42, of Oakdale Avenue, Seacombe, Wirral, was disqualified from driving for 17 months, fined £200 and made to pay £80 victim surcharge when he appeared at York Magistrates’ Court yesterday.

The driver pleaded guilty to a charge of failing to provide a specimen for analysis.

If he agrees to complete a £250 driver course by May 25 next year, his road ban will be reduced by 17 weeks.

The incident on May 15 caused hours of delays for motorists.

Firefighters and paramedics attended to help free the driver from the cab of the white MAN lorry after the crash.

He escaped without injury but failed a road-side drugs test for cannabis.

He was also found in possession of cannabis and was given a cannabis warning.

The lorry’s trailer contained cardboard packaging, but fuel from the vehicle spilt onto the carriageway.


  1. Should have been banned from driving HGV’s for life. Far too lenient a sentence.

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