Harrowing footage has been released showing a lorry driver using his mobile phone in the moments leading up to a crash which killed a mother and three children – SCROLL DOWN TO WATCH.1crashTomasz Kroker, 30, smashed into the vehicle carrying Tracey Houghton, 45, her sons, Ethan Houghton, 13, and Josh Houghton, 11, and her stepdaughter, Aimee Goldsmith, 11, at 50mph on August 10.

Their car was shunted underneath the back of a heavy goods vehicle and crushed to a third of its size, immediately killing the family at the scene on the A34 north of Newbury.

The court had heard that Kroker, who himself had become a father five months before the incident, was so distracted by his phone that he barely looked at the road for almost a kilometre, but that just an hour before the collision, Kroker had signed a declaration to his employer, promising he would not use his phone at the wheel.

Kate Houghton, whose daughter Aimee was among those killed, said the ten-year sentence handed to Kroker today does not send a strong enough message about the danger of using mobile phones behind wheel.