Lorry driver smashes through Nottingham garden wall then admits he must have fallen asleep

The lorry smashed through a wall on Percy Street
-Credit: (Image: Nottinghamshire Police)

A lorry driver says he must have fallen asleep at the wheel before smashing his tipper full of gravel through a garden wall. Lukasz Krasnik was delivering the gravel when he lost control in Percy Street, Basford, colliding with a lamppost before crashing through the wall and coming to rest just feet away from a property.

Nobody was injured during the incident, which took place at around 10.25am on November 2, 2023. Krasnik, 37, of Thringstone, Coalville, Leicestershire, told officers at the scene that he had no known medical issues and must have fallen asleep at the wheel.

After being charged with dangerous driving, Krasnik appeared at Nottingham Magistrates' Court on May 31 and was given a 12-week prison sentence, suspended for a year. He was also banned from driving for a year.

Sergeant Steve Waft, of Nottinghamshire Police's Roads Policing Unit, said: "This was a serious incident that in other circumstances could have caused very serious injuries to other people. To his credit Krasnik quickly took responsibility for what happened, admitted he was at fault and apologised for what happened.

"I am pleased that his case has now been resolved and hope it serves as a reminder to other professional drivers about the dangers of driving whilst tired. As I have seen several times during my career, nodding off even for a few seconds can have catastrophic consequences."