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Dashcam footage captures the moment an “unsuspecting” truck driver crashed into slow traffic on a freeway, killing three people in moments as he browsed adult dating sites, including one called “S ** g Today”.
The Ion Onut taxi catches fire and travels another 320 feet along the A1 (M) in County Durham after the first crash caused an explosion.
Ion Onut was jailed for eight years and 10 months in Durham Crown Court this morning after admitting three counts of causing death from dangerous driving.
Lorry driver Ion Nicu Onut has been jailed for over 8 years after he caused the crash that claimed the lives of three people near #Durham.
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The married couple, David Daglish and Elaine Sullivan, of Seaham, County Durham, and Paul Mullen, of Washington, Tyne and Wear, were killed instantly.
Ion Onut had scoured the S ** g Today and Mystic Match sites and spent almost £ 50 for 40 minutes interacting with users, browsing profiles and editing his before succeeding.
His last interaction with his phone took place seconds before the collision and he had “completely forgotten” the vehicles parked in front of him, the court said.
Ion Onut , 41, was unable to brake before entering the 58 mph lane.
It first hit the back of Vauxhall Crossland where Mr Daglish, 57, and Ms Sullivan, 59, were driving, then Mullen’s Toyota Hilux, 51, crashed into another truck before continuing down the highway , injuring three others.
Judge James Adkin, who banned Onut from driving for ten years after his release, said: “You didn’t sleep at the wheel, which would have been bad enough. In fact, you searched the internet for connections. casual sex. ”
Onut, who was living with his family in Galashiels, Scotland and working for a transport company, was heading north with a load of fertilizer when he caused the crash on July 15, 2021 at around 6:15 p.m.
A previous collision had increased traffic and warning signs warned drivers of delays, telling them to slow down while other drivers maintained a limit of 80 km / h.
However, Onut was crossing the tracks rather than slowing down before the crash that happened near Bowburn Junction.
Prosecutor Nick Dry said analysis of Onuts’ phone revealed that he had used it a lot while driving his truck and had been surfing the internet for 40 minutes before the crash.
Mr Dry said: “The phone has been in use all the time.
“History showed that the accused had access to two adult dating sites: one, S ** g Today, and the other called Mystic Match.
“He did it by driving at speeds that never went below 80 mph.”
Mr. Dry added, “I was completely immersed in Internet business seeking sexual gratification for an extended period of time while driving a large utility vehicle on a busy highway.”
Junior Private Sullivan, who lost his mother and stepfather, told court he “felt excruciatingly angry when he saw other drivers using their cell phones.”
The hardworking father, Mr Mullen, was a loving father to his three children and was on the verge of becoming a grandfather, his daughter Orlaigh informed in court.
Lauren Cawton survived but suffered from chronic leg pain and said her life was in ruins, while Molly Smith said the clash had left her stressed, angry and guilty in the final weeks of her pregnancy .
Trucker Michael Hosty ran to help Onut get out of his burning cabin and remembered grabbing him and said, “Look, man, if you don’t help me, we both die. ”
Mr Hosty now suffers from PTSD, but said his suffering was not comparable to that of the families of the victims.
Defense attorney Richard Bloomfield said Onnut felt remorse and asked the accused to apologize for the “damage” he had caused.
Sergeant Catherine Iley said after the fall: “It was incredibly disturbing and unsettling for those who witnessed the collision and for rescuers including police, firefighters and paramedics monitoring the scene.
“The horror of what you witnessed that day will undoubtedly stay with you for many years to come.”