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Shocking video shows 16 tonne lorry smashing into back of van before dragging it along with parked car

A SHOCKING video shows a 16 tonne lorry smashing into the back of a van before dragging it along with a parked car.

CCTV footage captured the dramatic incident in the village of Egerton in Bolton, Greater Manchester, on Tuesday.

Video shows the red and white grab lorry hurtling into the back of a locksmith’s white van who was driving ahead in front.

The van is shown rearing off to the left and into the back of a parked navy blue car before being dragged along the street by the lorry.

The blue car remains attached to the van and is dragged for around 20ft along the road as the vehicles smash into walls and poles.

As the lorry edges further into the left, the van and car are forced into a wall before they finally come to a stop.

The car ends up underneath the van with its back end being crushed by the huge tyres on the lorry that continues to pass them.

The heavy duty lorry is then shown finally coming to a halt shortly after passing the destroyed vehicles.

The van was pushed by the lorry into a parked car
The van was pushed by the lorry into a parked car. (C). Robyn Rimmer

Amazingly, no one was seriously injured in the multi-collision crash.

Robyn Leigh Rimmer, who captured the footage on her CCTV, shared the video on social media shortly afterwards.

It has since gained over 2,000 views and hundreds of comments from shocked viewers.

One said: “Blimey, that was so close.

“Thank god nobody was hurt.”

Another said: “It was going some speed that truck on a road like that.”

A third added: “The speed of Some of these wagons is ridiculous.”

A fourth commented: “Oh what a shame.

“He’s had a really bad day.”

It dragged two vehicles up Blackburn Rd
It dragged two vehicles up Blackburn Rd. (C). Robyn Rimmer

Speaking today, Robyn said: “[The] truck took out two parked cars and a van.

“The accident happened before school time as lots of children walk past there and it could have easily been a lot worse.

“It’s literally two minutes away and the roads/pavements get busy just half an hour after it happened with all the children going to school.

“He could have killed people if it was half an hour later.

The damage to the vehicles was severe
The damage to the vehicles was severe. (C). Riley Rimmer

“He got out to check if there was anyone in the cars or underneath them but the way he walked didn’t seem like he was panicking.”

A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police today said: “We were called shortly after 7.30am to a report of a multi-vehicle collision on Blackburn Road, Egerton.

“No injuries have been reported and enquiries into the cause of the collision are ongoing.”

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