‘I thought the lorry was going to hit me’
A man has told of the terrifying moment a lorry was driven towards him amid a disagreement over a boundary wall. Footage taken by Miles Thompson shows the moment a lorry drove right up to him during an incident at Station Road, St Margaret’s-at-Cliffe. Watch: The dramatic lorry incident
Mr Thompson films the lorry come right up to him until the screen is completely yellow. During the clip he can be heard saying: “He’s now pushing me.” The lorry stops and he then tells the driver: “Get out of this vehicle now.”
Mr Thompson has reported the matter to police. He told KentOnline: “The lorry came along the drive and despite me being in front of him and on the public footpath, it continued until it was immediately in front of me.
The driver slowed down but continued to run into me and pushed me. “The impact was not particularly hard and I wasn’t injured; just shaken up. I thought the lorry was going to hit me hard.”
The truck nearing Mr Thompson. Image: Miles Thompson
The incident happened at about 9.30am on Saturday, October 9,
According to Mr Thompson it had stemmed from a dispute over damage to his parents’ boundary wall at the location.
Both were also there during the incident. After an angry exchange between the two sides, the driver left the scene.
Rix truck involved in the incident. Image: Miles Thompson
A police spokesman said: “Kent Police carried out enquiries following an alleged altercation between a lorry driver and pedestrian in Station Road, St Margaret’s. “It was reported that the pedestrian had been assaulted after confronting the driver about damage to a wall.
No injuries were reported. “Officers spoke to both parties and reviewed available video footage, however there was insufficient evidence and no independent witnesses to support the report of an assault. The investigation has now been filed pending any new information.”
The video shows the lorry has the livery of N.T. Rix Scaffolding, of Astley Avenue, Dover. Its managing director is former Dover mayor Neil Rix who is a Dover town councillor.
Kent Online has contacted the company for a response.
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