Lorry driver sacked after dangerous driving video posted on Youtube


A Crawley company has sacked a lorry driver after a video of his dangerous driving was posted on Youtube.

The dash camera film showed the driver driving the wrong way on a roundabout in Turners Hill at around 3pm on Wednesday (April 29).

Simon Dyer, Matthews Group’s transport manager, said: “As a company Matthews (Sussex) Ltd is appalled by the actions of one of our drivers as shown by the video. We are totally in agreement that the video highlights some seriously dangerous driving through Turners Hill. This will NOT be tolerated in any way nor explained with any excuse.

“This matter was bought to our attention at around 7pm last night and by 7am this morning, after investigating the incident along with my Managing Director Mark Matthews, the drivers employment was terminated with immediate effect. We would hope that by us acting in this timeframe, it highlights just how serious we are taking this matter.”

He added: “Matthews (Sussex) Ltd as a company also fully supports any action that the police or relevant authorities may want to take after investigating the incident and will comply with any requests for the drivers details.”

A spokesman for Sussex Police said: “The video has been brought to the attention of road policing unit officers who are concerned by the manner of driving and are now investigating the incident.”

The demolition and earthworks company is based in Stephenson Way, Three Bridges.