A haulage firm began an investigation after a video emerged that appears to show a lorry driver speeding along a motorway unaware that a car was trapped under its bumper.
The mobile phone footage shows an Arclid Transport lorry travelling in the fast lane on the A1(M) near Wetherby, West Yorkshire, with a blue Renault Clio trapped sideways under its bumper.
The footage, believed to have been filmed in January by passengers in a vehicle on the same road, showed the driver of the Clio – who has not so far been identified – appearing to try to release the car by pressing the brakes…
It is believed the car driver emerged without any serious injuries once both vehicles had come to a stop. The footage was later posted on YouTube.
A spokesman for Cheshire-based Arclid Transport, which specialises in transporting bulk powders and granular products throughout the UK, said an investigation had begun…
A West Yorkshire police spokesman said: “On 13 January at around 8.30am, we attended a road traffic collision on the southbound A1 near Wetherby, to a report that a blue Renault Clio had been in collision with an HGV…
“At the time of our attendance, there were no injuries and both vehicles were on the hard shoulder of the motorway.
“As a result, at the time, the incident was treated as a damage-only collision. However, in light of the new evidence, we are re-investigating the collision and the matter has been passed to our major collision inquiry team. Inquiries are ongoing.”
I can understand why the truck driver wouldn’t bring up any discussion of how the accident proceeded. Why did the Renault driver keep quiet, eh?
UPDATE: The driver of the Renault was Rona Williams. She was on her mobile begging for help about the time this video was shot.