Hungarian driver jailed for fatal wrong side of road crash
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.
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."