Surrey Police have released dashcam footage of the shocking moment a truck almost hit a 14-year-old boy on a pedestrian crossing.
The incident took place on 15
As the Ford Tipper ploughed through the crossing, a 14-year-old boy missed being hit by the vehicle by only a few inches.
The reckless and dangerous driver, Ian Gruber, 39, was identified by the police and was tracked down thanks to the dash cam footage from a nearby HGV driver.
Roads Policing Officer, PC Keiron Palmer, said:
“This incident is a sharp reminder of what can happen if you are caught driving dangerously.
“Fortunately the 14-year-old was not hit, but things could have worked out very differently.
“This incident also demonstrates the important part dash cam footage can play in bringing about a successful prosecution.”
Mr Gruber, of Beverley Way, London, was found guilty following a trial at Guildford Magistrates Court.
He was given a six-week sentence, suspended from driving for 18 months and was also given 80 hours of community service.
He also received a 15-month disqualification with an extended test required at the end of the disqualification period and was also told to pay prosecution costs of £230.
With the increasing popularity of dash cams, incidents such as this one are being recorded more frequently.
The tens of thousands of dash cams now on the roads also means that, if you drive like Mr Gruber, then the chances of you being caught and being presented before the Courts are very high.
Travelling at that speed, it is very likely that the 14-year-old boy would have survived such an impact.
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