This is the moment a lorry driver slammed into Renault Clio, leaving the driver of the smaller car with life-changing injuries. 

The crash happened in Newark, Nottinghamshire. The county's police force has released dashcam footage of the crash in a reminder to drivers to pay attention when hit the roads.

Insp Heather Sutton, neighbourhood policing inspector for the Newark and Sherwood area, said: “We have issued the dashcam footage, with the agreement of the victims, as a warning to drivers to pay attention when behind the wheel.

“Price’s dangerous driving caused catastrophic life-changing injuries within the space of a few seconds.

“It could all have been avoided if he had paid attention when behind the wheel. Now he has time to reflect on the consequences of his actions in prison.”

Lorry driver David Price, 65, of Chapel Lane, Manby, Lincolnshire, was jailed for 18 months and banned from the roads for 29 months after pleading guilty at Nottingham Crown Court to causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

Price was driving on the A17 at Newark on the afternoon of June 8, 2018, when he failed to react in time to the queuing traffic ahead.

His lorry smashed into the back of a Renault Clio at almost 50mph, causing a chain reaction as the Clio collided into the back an Audi A1 which was launched forward into the back of another lorry.

The driver of the Clio, a Leeds University student who was travelling from Norwich to Leeds, suffered serious life-changing injuries. They included a bleed on her brain, a broken back, neck, arm, ribs and nose. The student was forced to quit university. 

The driver of the Audi, who was travelling to Leeds to visit her daughter, also suffered significant injuries which resulted in her having time off work.

In a victim personal statement she said she believed she was going to die that day and felt lucky to have survived.