Lorry pushes car on A40

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Lorry pushes car on A40

Postby hemo » 17 Dec 2019, 11:44am

Unbelievable footage of a driver without a clue of what he had done or had occurred on the A40 in West London, I wonder which planet he was on ???
Remarkably plod haven't arrested anyone over incident which could have ended very,very badly.
Witnesses estimate that he pushed the car and trapped driver for a mile.

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Re: Crazy incident on the road , be careful !!!

Postby gaz » 17 Dec 2019, 12:21pm

Plod only arrest people at the scene when they have to. Typically that's to preserve evidence or prevent harm to the public.

If the driver has been identified, passed the roadside breath/drug test and doesn't seem likely to take a swing at somebody they don't need to arrest him, they can still charge him later.

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Re: Crazy incident on the road , be careful !!!

Postby Debs » 17 Dec 2019, 1:40pm

It doesn't look intentional, just a freak accident. Lucky no one hurt.

The car was so close and low down to front of very tall truck it was not in view of the truck driver.

Would be interesting to know how the car got to be in that side-ways predicament - i think that's where the true cause and blame should be (?)

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Re: Crazy incident on the road , be careful !!!

Postby kwackers » 17 Dec 2019, 2:20pm

Debs wrote:It doesn't look intentional, just a freak accident. Lucky no one hurt.

The car was so close and low down to front of very tall truck it was not in view of the truck driver.

Would be interesting to know how the car got to be in that side-ways predicament - i think that's where the true cause and blame should be (?)

All true, but otoh I do find it a bit alarming that vehicles with such crap visibility are allowed anywhere there are vulnerable road users.

In another thread we already see how one driver "improves" his poor visibility by having less of it with inevitable consequences.

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Re: Crazy incident on the road , be careful !!!

Postby Spinners » 17 Dec 2019, 2:27pm

I'd make him take an eyesight test and a hearing test.
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Re: Crazy incident on the road , be careful !!!

Postby reohn2 » 17 Dec 2019, 2:40pm

Spinners wrote:I'd make him take an eyesight test and a hearing test.

Quite,the first thing I looked for was a down mirror on the front of the truck,the next thought I had was how come he didn't hear or feel the impact and was the radio turned up loud in the cab :?
A very strange incident.
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Re: Crazy incident on the road , be careful !!!

Postby Postboxer » 17 Dec 2019, 3:36pm

You would think the car driver would be beep beep beep beeping the whole time, and everyone else around him, but we don't really know how far he went like that. Perhaps following drivers were nervous about overtaking in case the car moved out, to get in front.

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Re: Lorry pushes car on A40

Postby hemo » 17 Dec 2019, 4:07pm

Why has the subject title been changed ?
I assume mods have done this.

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Re: Lorry pushes car on A40

Postby atlas_shrugged » 17 Dec 2019, 4:30pm

> The car was so close and low down to front of very tall truck it was not in view of the truck driver.

So should we agree many trucks are only able to see about 60% of the road?

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Re: Lorry pushes car on A40

Postby Debs » 17 Dec 2019, 4:37pm

atlas_shrugged wrote:> The car was so close and low down to front of very tall truck it was not in view of the truck driver.

So should we agree many trucks are only able to see about 60% of the road?


Perhaps we ought to agree not to jump to conclusions before all the details of this incident are revealed.

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Re: Lorry pushes car on A40

Postby TrevA » 17 Dec 2019, 5:04pm

Imagine if you are on a bike, in front of one of these huge truck cabs! No way the driver can see you. It’s a wonder that such vehicles, with huge blind spots, are allowed on the road, especially urban roads where they mix with small cars, motorbikes, mopeds and cyclists.
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Re: Lorry pushes car on A40

Postby Bmblbzzz » 17 Dec 2019, 5:21pm

This is starting to change with "direct vision" cab regulations. Slowly.

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Re: Lorry pushes car on A40

Postby bigjim » 17 Dec 2019, 5:31pm

TrevA wrote:Imagine if you are on a bike, in front of one of these huge truck cabs! No way the driver can see you. It’s a wonder that such vehicles, with huge blind spots, are allowed on the road, especially urban roads where they mix with small cars, motorbikes, mopeds and cyclists.

Every truck I've driven in the last 20 yrs has had a huge mirror in front of the screen showing the view in front of the cab so there is no blind spot. You can actually see this mirror on the picture of this truck. It is over the passenger
side and will cover the front of the truck.
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Re: Lorry pushes car on A40

Postby mjr » 17 Dec 2019, 10:06pm

hemo wrote:Why has the subject title been changed ?
I assume mods have done this.

I hope it's because "Re: Crazy incident on the road , be careful !!!" is an unhelpfully vague "look at me look at me" title and doesn't show that it doesn't involve cycling.
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Re: Lorry pushes car on A40

Postby foxyrider » 17 Dec 2019, 10:18pm

certainly not the first such incident, i know of 2 in the north of England in the last few years - pretty sure there will have been others.
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