Police release shocking video of drink-drive crash in Cotswolds

THIS video shows the moment which changed the lives of two people who were both severely injured when a drunk driver jumped red lights and smashed into them on a narrow one-way Cotswolds bridge.

Loic Freeman, 26, of Bullinghope, Hereford, collided with an oncoming car on the historic Grade II listed Halfpenny Bridge in Lechlade, then hit pedestrian Nadine Wood, who was standing with a group of other people waiting to see Elon Musk’s Spacex satellite train spectacle pass overhead.

Police have now released dashcam footage of the collision – with permission from the victims – which shows the recklessness of driver’s actions and the impact it had on those who were in the area at the time.

WARNING: This video contains footage some viewers may find distressing.

 

Freeman appeared at Gloucester Crown Court on Thursday 12 August, where he was sentenced after previously pleading guilty to causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

PC Tim Griffiths said: “The dashcam footage that we have issued, which although distressing, shows just how serious the consequences of drink driving can be and I hope that others will remember this story when considering if they are safe to drive after drinking.” 

Read the full story here: www.wiltsglosstandard.co.uk/news/19516066.drink-driver-jailed-injuring-two-people-cotswolds-bridge/

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