Cambridgeshire

Hungarian driver jailed for fatal wrong side of road crash

Istvan Becsei Image copyright Cambridgeshire Police
Image caption Istvan Becsei's lorry collided with David Pokora on a bend in the road

A Hungarian lorry driver who was on the wrong side of the road when his vehicle hit a motorcyclist has been jailed.

David Pokora, 60, of Littleport, Cambridgeshire, died when he collided head-on with the lorry on 3 June.

Cambridge Crown Court heard that Istvan Becsei, 57, from Retszilas, Hungary, was driving on the wrong side of the single-carriageway road in Littleport.

Becsei, who admitted causing death by dangerous driving, was jailed for 32 months on Monday.

He was also disqualified from driving for 31 months.

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The court heard that Becsei had pulled out from a farm on to Ely Road and started driving on the wrong side of the road. The vehicles collided on a bend just south of the junction with Brickmakers Way.

Speaking after the hearing, PC James Thorne said: "This tragic collision was a result of Becsei not paying proper attention to his driving for a relatively long period of time.

"Losing concentration while driving has the potential to prove fatal and maintaining that due care and attention is particularly important when you're driving on a side of the road you're not used to."