A WAREHOUSE worker who crashed a lorry into a family’s car and left a baby girl with a brain injury has been jailed.
Gendrihs Kuplovs-Okinskis claimed his bosses told him to drive the bread delivery lorry or lose his job at Peacock Foods in Halstead.
He had veered into the path of oncoming traffic in Coggeshall Road in Earls Colne and smashed into a Vauxhall Zafira car.
The crash on September 6 2012 at 7pm left the lorry on its side and the car, being driven by off-duty police officer David Moon, was destroyed.
Mr Moon, who has advanced driving experience, was left with a broken rib and his daughter Ella suffered cuts and bruises.
Her younger sister Maisie, aged 15 months at the time, suffered serious head injuries and had to be flown to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge for life-saving treatment.
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