A HGV driver smashed into a stranded car while checking Google maps leaving a woman seriously injured.
Cary Gordon, 58, hit a car on the A34 at Marcham Interchange, Abingdon, Oxfordshire on August 5 last year at around 7.30pm as he picked up his phone.
A female victim, in her 50s, suffered a spinal fracture and cuts and bruises on her arms and one of her legs, from which she is still recovering.
Thames Valley Police has released shocking dashcam footage of the horror crash that shows the distracted driver hitting the broken down car and then crashing off the road through the barriers.
The footage has only been released now after police received permission from the victim.
The crash caused thousands of pounds worth of damage to the roadside barrier and the A34 was closed for some time.
Gordon, from West Sussex, was checking Google maps on his phone at the time, the Sun reports.
He pleaded guilty to dangerous driving at Oxford Crown Court.
He was sentenced to 14 months suspended for two years and 150 hours of community service on Tuesday 8 September.
The lorry driver was also disqualified from driving for two years and will have to take an extended re-test, as well as pay GBP 425 in legal costs.
Investigating officer, PC David Burleigh of the Joint Operations Road Policing Unit based at Abingdon, said: “The victim is lucky to have only sustained the injuries she has but has had to go through months of rehabilitation.
“The emotional stress and ability to overcome the crash is testament to her strength and character.
“With the victim’s consent, we hope this footage will help to educate and prevent further incidents like this from happening in the future.”
He said drivers are statistically four times more likely to crash if distracted by a mobile phone.