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Terrifying moment tipper truck on wrong side of the road narrowly avoids head-on smash with horrified camper van driver

  • The incident happened on a road near Banbury in Oxfordshire
  • Dashcam footage shows the tipper truck driving on the wrong side of the road 
  • It swerves into ditch, narrowly missing hitting the camper van in a head-on crash

This is the terrifying moment a tipper truck driving on the wrong side of the road narrowly avoided a head-on collision with a horrified camper van driver.

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Dashcam footage of the incident was filmed on the A4260 driving towards Banbury in Oxfordshire on September 23.

The clip was shared online by a friend of the camper van driver after the incident almost caused a terrible crash. 

Dashcam footage filmed on on September 23 shows a tipper truck driving on the wrong side of the road about to crash into a camper van

It shows the camper van following a bend in the road and suddenly coming head-to-head with a tipper truck driving in their lane.

The tipper truck, is too late to indicate back into its own lane which is busy with cars.

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With seconds to spare, it swerves into a ditch, narrowly avoiding hitting the camper van in a head-on crash.

The 15-second-clip was shared to a British Tipper Trucks Facebook page and shocked viewers expressed their horror in the comments.

With seconds to spare, the tipper truck swerves into a ditch

The dangerous driving incident took place on the A4260 near Banbury in Oxfordshire on September 23

With seconds to spare, the truck swerves into a ditch, narrowly avoiding hitting the camper van in a head-on crash. The dangerous driving incident took place on the A4260 near Banbury in Oxfordshire

Paul Eady wrote: ‘There’s no excuse driving like that. Needs banning permanently.’ 

Others pointed out the rules of the road, with Shaun Lazenby writing: ‘Police would be interested in the video, overtaking on a solid white line.’

Sam Hedges who posted the video wrote: ‘Got sent this from a friends dash cam A4260 Hopcrofts holt towards Banbury, just going down the hill after the dual carriageway.  

‘The police were unable to do anything with the footage, due to a glitch in their system it went over the 14 days they have to action the event.’ 

The haulage company has confirmed the driver has now been dismissed. In a statement, they said: ‘We received the footage from TVP on Thursday 19th November 2020 at 14.20. 

‘Immediate action was taken and the driver was notified to come to the office where he was shown the video footage and dismissed. This behaviour is unacceptable. 

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‘We were informed the police could not take action against the driver as proceedings had not been implemented in time.’

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