Traian Soare, 51, was driving a lorry downhill along the A2 Jubilee Way towards the docks just before midnight on Sunday 2 July 2017 when he veered into the opposite lane, colliding with a black Nissan Qashqai travelling towards him.
At court Soare admitted he had been distracted by his sat nav device and wasn’t focusing on the road ahead.
He was disqualified from driving for two years and seven months and must take an extended driving test before he will be allowed back on the roads.
Senior investigating officer Sergeant Christopher Wade from SCIU said: ‘When driving a lorry – or any kind of vehicle – is your profession, there is a responsibility placed your shoulders to ensure your driving is of the highest standards.
‘In this case, by driving into the oncoming lane without any good reason, Soare had failed to adhere to a basic level of driving and it led to the most tragic of consequences. It is something he will have to carry for the rest of his life.