Terrifying moment driver realises HGV is about to smash into back of his car on motorway

The Sun 1 month ago

DRAMATIC footage shows the moment an HGV ploughs into the back of a motor – writing it of instantly and injuring the driver.

The stricken motorist makes a short moaning noise followed by the first letter of a swear word before the sickening impact as he realises he’s about to be rear-ended.

Michael Evans’ doomed motor crashed at the side of the A5 motorway in Staffs.
Camera footage showing the lorry split seconds before impact

Michael Evans, from Wolverhampton, West Midlands, captured the accident on a rear-facing camera as he was driving on the A5 near Fazeley, Staffs.

Shaken Michael, 31, was at the back of a queue of stationary traffic but the approaching lorry driver appeared not to notice the hazard and ploughed into him.

The support worker suffered a back injury in the accident on Monday and his car was written off.

Michael uploaded the clip to a private Facebook group for dashcams.

The footage shows Michael gently come to a stop and leave a gap between him and the car in front.

But the rear-facing camera reveals a red HGV approaching at speed.

Michael seems oblivious to the danger but, moments before impact, glances in the rear view mirror.


He can be heard saying: “Ohhhh…F…”

The footage when slowed down, shows the front of the HGV demolish the back of his car in a shower of glass.

Michael is then able to slowly move the wrecked vehicle out of the way.

The video shows the name of Italian-based haulage firm Codognotto on the lorry, which had Polish number plates.

One user wrote under Michael’s post: “How did that not do more damage?”

Another added: “The lorry driver isn’t paying attention to what’s in front of him.

“I know it’s the A5 but this is what will happen if a car is broken down in lane one on a motorway and there’s nowhere to get out of the way eg. the hard shoulder and the lorry driver isn’t paying attention. It’s not rocket science.”

One commented: “I use the A5 a lot. Wow you were lucky mate. It could have been a lot worse.”

Michael said today: “My car’s likely written off and I have an injury to my back. There was damage to the lorry also but both were driveable.

“I’m not sure as to why he didn’t see the traffic was stopped. He was Polish so there was a bit of a language barrier.”

Michael said police had to arrange for a translator to go to the scene so that he and the HGV driver could swap details.

A spokeswoman for Staffordshire Police said: “I can confirm police were called to the A5 near Eccleshall at 3.15pm, to reports of a collision involving a HGV and car.

“We assisted with traffic management. There were no injuries reported and this was left as a civil matter between the two parties.”

Michael was left shaken up by the smash
Michael posted the footage from his motor online
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