Moment 'texting' van driver comes within INCHES of hitting 44-ton truck on M25

Mail Online | 8/14/2019 | Ed Riley For Mailonline
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Terrifying footage shows the moment a 'texting' van driver swerved out of his motorway lane and into the path of a 44 tonne truck.

Dashcam video filmed by an HGV driver shows the yellow van drifting directly into the lorry's path at speeds of more than 50mph.

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The vehicle comes within just inches of the lorry, owned by transportation firm KBC Logistics, before it merges back into the right lane on the M25 near Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire.

David Ashford, director of transport at the company, claims he spotted what appears to be a phone in the other motorist's hand.

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Mr Ashford, 53, said: 'We have around 200 trucks, so the drivers come to us when they have had a near miss and we check the cameras.

'When I was looking at the video, I noticed the van driver had a phone in his hand.


'He drifted because he was on his phone.

'If the driver had panicked and swerved right he could have hit the central reservation and gone into the opposing carriageway.

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'All of our truckers are fitted with four cameras, but the company the yellow van belongs to obviously doesn't have them fitted or they wouldn't let their drivers use phones at the wheel.

'The footage...
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