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    Truck driver caught on film with car stuck to bumper at 60mph

    Truck driver caught on film with car stuck to bumper at 60mph

    By Andy Bloxham
    Published: 12:47PM GMT 18 Mar 2010


    A truck driver was captured on video going along a motorway at 60mph with a car trapped sideways on the front bumper.

    Apparently unaware of the situation and motoring in the outside lane, the lorry driver overtakes a group of people in a car who filmed it using a mobile phone.
    There is as yet no explanation as to how the Renault Clio got trapped and why the lorry driver failed to notice.
    The car had one person inside but the driver was not hurt.
    In the video, taken on the A1(M) near Wetherby, West Yorks, a passenger shouts: “He hasn’t seen it!”
    Eventually, the lorry driver did stop and the motorist could get out unharmed.
    An investigation by the haulage firm Arclid Transport, which is based in Sandbach, Cheshire, is underway but no one was available to comment on the incident.
    The firm's main business is moving powders around the country in tanker lorries.
    A source at the firm said they had been “inundated” with calls since the story broke.
    No one at West Yorkshire Police was available for comment.

    Video: Truck driver caught on film with car stuck to bumper at 60mph - Telegraph

    Kind of Bizarre. Pretty unobservant lorry driver.

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    Simple mistake really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeMoer View Post
    Simple mistake really.
    Could happen to anyone

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    I hate it when that happens.

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    Amazing,, the guy in the car must have thought that was it. Didn't he have a fukin horn ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by billy the kid View Post
    Amazing,, the guy in the car must have thought that was it. Didn't he have a fukin horn ?
    I doubt he was thinking about sex at the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bangyai
    The firm's main business is moving powders around the country
    By the looks of things, there was more powder up the drivers nose than in the tanker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Panda View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by billy the kid View Post
    Amazing,, the guy in the car must have thought that was it. Didn't he have a fukin horn ?
    I doubt he was thinking about sex at the time.
    LOL.

    anyhow, and this little joke is for the English and not the yanks, if i was the driver, i would have a tough job blowing my own horn. And who would want to?

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    My terror at being shunted sideways along motorway at 60mph by 'oblivious' tanker dri

    By JAMES TOZER
    One moment, Rona Williams was driving along the motorway thinking about her forthcoming day at work as a vet.
    The next, she was being shunted sideways at 60mph, trapped beneath the front bumper of a tanker whose driver did not even notice she was there.
    Her terrifying ordeal was captured on film by a passenger in another car on the A1(M) near Leeds and has been viewed millions of times since it was posted on YouTube last week.

    The terrifying ordeal was captured on film by a passenger in another car on the A1(M), near Leeds
    The Mail has tracked down 31-year-old Mrs Williams to her home in York, and she revealed her ordeal was just as terrifying as it looked. As her Renault Clio was pushed along, she screamed: 'I'm going to die, I'm going to die.'
    Mrs Williams had just joined the motorway ten minutes away from her surgery in Garforth when her car was apparently clipped by the lorry and ended up under its bumper. 'I just felt a knock and then I was travelling sideways twisted 90 degrees clockwise,' she said
    She yanked on her handbrake, sounded her horn and flashed her hazard lights, but to no avail.
    'I kept thinking, "Nobody knows I'm here. Nobody has seen me",' she said. 'I tried everything.
    I was watching other cars, thinking, "Help me, just help me" but they didn't seem to be doing very much.'
    Terrified the lorry was going to ram her into the crash barrier, Mrs Williams grabbed her mobile phone from her handbag.
    'I wasn't on hands-free, but I figured I wasn't really driving the car,' she said. 'I just screamed at the operator, "I'm going to die, I'm going to die! Can you do something?"
    'She tried to calm me down but there wasn't really anything she could do at the end of the phone.'
    Mercifully, almost a minute after her ordeal had begun, the lorry driver apparently spotted her.
    'Suddenly he was all over the road,' she said. 'Finally he managed to manoeuvre us safely on to the hard shoulder.'
    After she came to a stop she immediately phoned her husband Rob, 32 also a vet to tell him: 'You're not going to believe what's just happened.'

    The footage has been viewed millions of times since it was posted on YouTube last week
    The lorry driver opened her door and asked if she was all right. 'He didn't seem overly concerned,' she said.
    'He even asked if I thought he needed to hang around!' Mrs Williams said she politely suggested he did, and within minutes police had arrived and they swapped insurance details.
    'He even asked if I thought he needed to hang around!' Mrs Williams said she politely suggested he did, and within minutes police had arrived and they swapped insurance details.

    Mrs Williams says she is now nervous about taking the motorway but is impressed that her Clio survived with only a dented side and damaged tyres
    The YouTube clip has prompted police to reopen an investigation into the accident and the driver, from Cheshire-based Arclid Transport, has been suspended.
    Mrs Williams says she is now nervous about taking the motorway but is impressed that her Clio survived with only a dented side and damaged tyres. 'It must be a tough little car.'


    Read more: My nightmare after an oblivious 60mph tanker driver shunted me sideways along the A1 for a minute | Mail Online

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    '"I wasn't on hands-free, but I figured I wasn't really driving the car",

    Sensible, but she obviously realised that despite the trouble she was in, the law could prosecute her!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesus Jones
    the law could prosecute her

    It,s the UK, so they probably will

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    I've been in the long nosed Peterbuilt trucks in the USA and can understand how that could happen with one of those, the hood blocks your view of the ground, but this truck is a cab over and they have good frontal vision. This driver must have been operating at about the same level as a Thai bus driver because there is no way you could not see the car in this type of truck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobR View Post
    I've been in the long nosed Peterbuilt trucks in the USA and can understand how that could happen with one of those, the hood blocks your view of the ground, but this truck is a cab over and they have good frontal vision. This driver must have been operating at about the same level as a Thai bus driver because there is no way you could not see the car in this type of truck.
    Spot on BobR

    You are bound to see the car and also feel the impact.

    Something wrong with this incident

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bangyai
    The firm's main business is moving powders around the country in tanker lorries.
    what kind of powders, may I ask ?

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    Women drivers !

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