- Truck driver found guilty of causing death of 8 Indians in an accident
- Court in the UK convicted Ryszard Masierak, 31, a Polish national
- Truck driver was drunk twice the legal limit
A UK court on Tuesday said the truck driver was two times over the legal drink-drive limit and had stopped his truck in the inside lane of a highway.
The driver of the ill-fated minibus was from Kerala and was based in Nottingham. The 52-year-old man had been hired to drive his seven Indian passengers from Nottingham to London to join a European holiday tour group when they met with the fatal accident.
The trial was told that the car driver, identified as Ryszard Masierak, had stopped for 12 minutes in the slow lane of the highway just before the crash. His truck blocked the road, forcing others to slow down before moving around him.
The Indians from Nottingham's Malayali community and their relatives were Panneerselvam Annamalai, Rishi Ranjeev Kumar, Vivek Baskaran, Lavanyalakshmi Seetharaman, Karthikeyan Pugalur Ramasubramanian, Subramaniyan Arachelvan and Tamilmani Arachelvan. The group was on its way to London to catch a bus to Disneyland in Paris.
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