The moment “racing” Chesterfield driver ploughs into lorry with three-year-old child in car after seven-hour pub binge

This shocking footage shows the moment a drunk Chesterfield motorist – clocked doing 84mph moments before – slams into a lorry at Whittington Moor roundabout.

Wednesday, 15th September 2021, 9:58 am

Declan Webster, 32, had his partner and a three-year-old child in his car at the time of the smash, magistrates heard.

Before the devastating collision Webster had knocked back seven pints during a seven-hour pub binge with brothers Michael and Robert Bower – then they raced along Brimington Road North.

In the terrifying video, moments before the 32-year-old hurtles into the heavy goods vehicle, a car be seen can be seen rocketing alongside a white Range Rover Evoque on the wrong side of the road.

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One of the brothers, in a Range Rover Evoque, slows as he reaches the roundabout and the scene of the smash

When the trio appeared at Chesterfield Magistrates Court this week prosecutor Becky Allsop said Michael could be seen overtaking Robert at 71mph in the lead up to the collision.

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As Webster’s car spins off in a cloud of flying debris after the crash the Range Rover can be seen slowing as it nears the roundabout and the scene of the accident.

Prosecutor Becky Allsop said it was “extreme good fortune that no-one was injured”.

Racing brothers Robert and Michael Bower, moments before the smash

Before getting into their cars the three men had spent seven hours drinking together at a pub - with Robert consuming six pints and Michael polishing off five.

Webster, of West Street, Chesterfield, Robert Bower, 33, of Corner Pin Close, Staveley, and Michael Bower, 27, of Hyndley Road, Bolsover, all admitted dangerous driving.

A magistrate - noting the court’s sentencing powers were “insufficient” at a maximum of six month’s imprisonment - told all three defendants they would be sentenced at Derby Crown Court.

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