Driver ploughs car into 'flashing' roadworks lorry

A driver has had a lucky escape after ploughing into the back of a roadworks lorry. The motorist was on the A50 near Doveridge, on Monday, February 1, when they somehow allegedly failed to see the truck, which had a “huge” arrow pointing which way vehicles should go. They also managed to miss five signs warning the lane ahead was closed.

Luckily for them, they only ran into the rear of the lorry, which is designed to act as a safety cushion for such circumstances and no one was injured. Officers from Derbyshire police reported the person behind the wheel for alleged driving without due care and attention. In a tweet, Derbyshire Roads Policing Unit made a note of every sign the driver had managed to not see in the lead up to the crash.

It said: “A50 Doveridge. Missed the 1,000 yard, 800 yard, 600 yard, 400 yard, 200 yard lane closure warning boards, huge flashing arrow and crashes into the back of the traffic management safety cushion. “No injuries.

Reported for driving without due care and attention. #Wow #DriveToArrive”

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