ESSEX Police has warned 20 ‘rubberneckers’ they will be fined after filming the aftermath of a horror crash on their mobiles while driving by.
Cops have slammed the drivers after they spotted clutching their phones to capture the wreckage with just one hand on the wheel.
Emergency services rushed to the scene on the A13 in Thurrock where an Audi car had been “rear-ended” by a HGV causing it to smash into a flat bed truck.
The crash caused large queues of traffic on the A13 and nearby M25, leading to the road being shut for much of the day.
Essex Police has now released a new photo of the incident showing the car involved wedged under a lorry in front.
And the force also issued a stark warning to drivers who they say used their phones to film the incident from behind the wheel while driving by.
Essex Roads Policing Unit South said in a tweet. ‘Thankfully the driver of this car hit from behind by an HGV on the A13 earlier wasn’t seriously hurt,’
‘To the 20 or so drivers who drove by one handed to film it with your phones not watching the road ahead, keep an eye on your mailbox …as we’ll be in touch.’