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Caught on dashcam: Car inches from devastating crash as it overtakes on blind bend on A53 in Shropshire

By James Pugh | Market Drayton | News | Published:

Dramatic dashcam footage shows a motorist almost causing a devastating crash when they decide to overtake a lorry on a blind bend in Shropshire.

The black Honda CR-V drove past a Turners lorry, but was still on the wrong side of the road as the couple filming the incident got close on the A53 near Market Drayton.

Rob Baker and his wife, Diane, were so badly shaken by the near miss that they had to stop at a garage afterwards.

They were driving along the A53, heading toward Market Drayton, when the terrifying incident occurred.

The video begins with the couple's car approaching a bend in the road, and a lorry approaching in the distance.

The black Honda CR-V then comes into view, driving on the same side of the road as the couple.

Dashcam footage of the near miss on the A53

As the two vehicles approach Diane can be heard gasping in shock as husband Rob tries to brake and make space for the oncoming car.

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The Honda approaches at a high speed, and doesn't manage to pass the tanker in time to get on the correct side of the road.

The impatient driver nearly caused a dangerous accident, as the vehicle came within inches of hitting the Bakers' car.

Despite Mr Baker's braking and manoeuvring, the cars comes within inches of colliding.

Dashcam footage of the near miss on the A53

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Mr Baker, who was shaken by the incident, said: "I was travelling with my wife at about 50mph and noticed a car overtaking a lorry on the opposite side of the road. I braked and moved over to the near side and could see that he wasn't going to pass the lorry before reaching me.

"We had almost come to a stop when the overtaking vehicle passed within inches completely on our side of the road.

"The driver was an elderly male. He didn't seem to make any effort to brake or drop back behind the lorry. We were both very shaken by this and had to stop at a garage after."

Turners could not confirm if the lorry was carrying fuel, food grade liquid or powder.

James Pugh

By James Pugh
@JamesP_Star

Chief reporter at the Shropshire Star covering north Shropshire based at the head office in Ketley.

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