Driver films terrifying moment lorry rips off front of his car

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A TERRIFIED motorist filmed the moment a hit-and-run lorry driver destroyed the front of his car after hurtling across a roundabout.

The heart-stopping clip filmed last month showed the seven tonne lorry smack into the side of the a Ford Fiesta van, ripping off the front passenger side.

Police are trying to trace the driver of the white LGV which carried on despite the severity of the accident.

The shocking force of the impact even tears out part of the engine while the truck can be seen driving or coasting along for a few more metres.

Filmed on November 27th at around 7.45am near St Leonards in Dorset, dash cam driver Marcin Czubacki can be heard saying “aww man” a number of times after the jaw-dropping smash.

At the beginning of the footage, Mr Czubacki can be seen travelling around the roundabout with the dash cam speed reading 33kph (20mph).

As he begins to pass the first junction on the left a white lorry can be seen driving towards the junction at speed.

It quickly becomes clear the driver isn’t going to stop but it is too late for Mr Czubacki to stop or get out of the way.

The van driver is heard sounding his horn before the rear end of the lorry crashes into the front of the vehicle Mr Czubacki is in.

The huge force of the incident drags the Ford van onto the centre of the roundabout and heavily damages the vehicle.

Shocking images of the aftermath show the silver Ford with the bumper torn off and the front passenger wing protruding into the air while part of the engine is seen hanging out.

Mr Czubacki, from Lymington, Hampshire, confirmed he had “no serious injuries” but is “still off from work”.

Ford Fiesta with the bonnet ripped off

The video has currently gone viral online with nearly 40,000 views and has attracted a number of comments from social media users blaming the lorry.

Dean Walker said: “Wow if u look the lorry was going onto the roundabout anyway”

Aaron Bowler wrote: “That lorry driver is a complete fool. He was going over that roundabout regardless. Too fast, the end.”

Whilst others suggested the car should have been indicating.

Anthony Hart commented: “Could hear quite well, didn’t hear the clicking of an indicator, or anything reflecting on the lorry”

Justin Robinson responded: “Well it’s more than just broken indicators now.”

A Dorset Police spokesman said: “We were called at 6.51am on Monday 27 November 2017 to reports of a road traffic collision on the westbound carriageway of the A31 at St Leonards.

Ford Fiesta with the bonnet ripped off

“The collision occurred on the roundabout leading to the Avon Heath Country Park and involved a white box van registered to a company from Aldershot in Hampshire and a Ford Fiesta Sport registered to a company from Winchester.

“The driver of the Fiesta sustained a minor head injury and was taken to hospital as a precaution.

“The driver of the van failed to stop at the scene of the collision and continued on the A31 heading westbound.

“Enquiries are underway to identify the driver of the van.”

The force have requested that anyone who witnessed the collision contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email [email protected] or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55170184393.

Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

 
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