Lorry driver escapes jail after crash despite having killed before

A lorry driver who left a woman with a broken spine after crashing into her car as he checked his phone has avoided jail despite previously killing a motorist through careless driving.

Cary Gordon, 58, hit the stranded Mercedes on the A34 in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, on August 5 last year as he looked at Google Maps while driving an HGV.

The female victim in her 50s is still recovering after suffering a spinal fracture and cuts and bruises on her arms and one of her legs.

Gordon was banned from driving for two years

Gordon, from West Sussex, pleaded guilty to dangerous driving at Oxford crown court.

The crash also caused thousands of pounds of damage to the roadside barrier.

He was sentenced to 14 months suspended for two years and 150 hours

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