Lorry Driver Pleads Guilty after M20 Bridge Crash

A lorry driver has pleaded guilty to causing serious injury after the lorry he was driving crashed into a bridge in August 2016.

Alan Austen’s lorry crashed into the bridge, causing it to collapse.

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The cost of the crash was £1.5 million, which also injured a motorcyclist.

He had originally plead not guilty in Maidstone Crown Court, but changed his plea earlier.

Judge Philip Statman said it was “remarkable” no-one died as a result of the incident.

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