Lorry driver Adao Patricio said his lorry and cargo weighed 18,000kg each, totalling 36,000kg. He told how he had “nowhere to go” when the Subaru swerved into the lane he was driving on.
An investigation found no issues with Mr Patricio’s driving before the collision and there was “no clear reason” why the Subaru swerved into the path of his lorry, the inquest heard.
PC Murray Maclean, a forensic collision investigator, said Mr Patricio had “no real chance” of avoiding what the car.
In a statement issued through Thames Valley Police, the families said there was much they would “never fully understand about the crash”.
“The possibility that such a small distraction may have caused such a horrific accident should act as a painful reminder for everyone that roads are dangerous places; the actions of a single moment have wrecked an entire family and had a lasting impact on everyone around them,” they said.