HGV moment on wrong side of road narrowly avoids head-on collision in North Devon [Video]

Terrifying moment Slovak registered HGV driving on wrong side of road at 55mph narrowly misses head-on collision

  • The truck driver was traveling at 90 km/h on the wrong side of the road
  • Dashcam footage shows Slovakia-registered heavyweight misses car by inches
  • The scary near-miss happened on the B3227 near Atherington in Devon
  • Carl Rowberry, 33, said his pictures didn’t ‘do justice’ to the closeness

This is when a truck driving on the wrong side of the road narrowly avoids a head-on collision with an oncoming car.

The mind-blowing incident happened last month on the B3227 near Atherington in North Devon on June 17 at 10.11am.

Carl Rowberry, 33, was driving the dash cam car, and the clip begins as he approaches a bend in the country road.

Moments before the left turn, a truck appears on the wrong side of the road and swerves at the last moment, avoiding the stationary car by a few centimeters.

The rear-view camera shows the truck’s wheels still on the wrong side of the road after passing the car, indicating how close the collision was.

HGV narrowly avoided head-on collision traveling 55mph on wrong side of road on B3227 near Atherington in North Devon

The footage, captured by worker Carl Rowberry's dash cam, did not

The footage, captured by workman Carl Rowberry’s dashcam, didn’t ‘do justice’, according to the shocked 33-year-old, who said the heavyweight was ‘inches away’ from hitting him .

Registered in Slovakia, the vehicle is operated by ADMK and on their website they say they are ‘focused on EU to UK transport’ and have been ‘engaged in transport since 1992’ .

Carl then shared the clip online, and it has since garnered 25,000 views and hundreds of comments, likes and shares.

One user commented: “Confused European driver on a quiet road. See quite a few Brits and Irish doing the exact same thing on quiet European roads whenever we’re there.

Another said: “It could have been a fatality with a few seconds difference in that corner – a very lucky escape.”

A third wrote: “Went in hoping to find a big truck slightly above the white line because it’s a narrow road, didn’t expect it to drive you casually like that.”

A fourth added: ‘Hope you wore your brown pants today!’

Carl, a factory worker from Umberleigh, said: ‘I was driving around a bend going up a hill then noticed at the next bend that a lorry was coming towards me at about 55 miles an hour from my side of the road.

“I saw no reason for him to be on my side of the road and he didn’t notice me for about 2-3 seconds, as you can see he suddenly turned to his left.

After the near-miss, the Slovakian-registered vehicle tumbled onto the B3227, now on the correct side of the road

After the near-miss, the Slovakian-registered vehicle tumbled onto the B3227, now on the correct side of the road

A social media user defended the driver, saying he saw

A social media user defended the driver, saying he had seen ‘quite a few Brits and Irish people doing the exact same thing on quiet European roads whenever we’re there’

“The video doesn’t do him justice how close he was, he was inches away from hitting me, as you can see in the video he was still over the white line after coming in from the back of my car.”

ADMK declined to comment on the footage.

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