Frightening moment ladder falls from overtaking at over 70 mph and spins over busy highway
- Luke Kibble, 23, caught the ordeal on his dashcam when the ladder came off
- It fell from the van and ended up on the path of other cars on Sunday around 5:30 PM
- It happened on a stretch of the M5 near Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire
A highway driver had to brake at 70 miles per hour when a ladder flew off the top of a van that overtook him.
Luke Kibble’s dashcam recorded the chilling moment of narrowly avoiding the piece of metal ladder as it turned over the M5 at Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire.
Footage filmed at 5:30 pm on July 5 shows his car driving at 100 km / h as a white van overtakes and the ladder comes off.
The ladder of a van that overtook Luke Kibble, 23, on the M5 at Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire came off
He confirmed that no one was injured.
Officer Mr. Kibble said, “I was fairly calm, so I braked instead of diverting to either lane.
“The ladder slid right along my wheels, I didn’t hit it.
“I went on and the van driver stopped on the hard shoulder.”
The ladder fell from the van and ended up on the paths of the other cars on Sunday at around 5.30 pm
One of the ladders makes its way across the three lanes, meaning that a car had to swerve in the outer lane to avoid it
As the footage begins, the van is seen catching up with Mr. Kibble in the outer lane with the ladder on the roof.
Suddenly the load starts to slide to the right and part of the ladder swings around.
The whole thing is sent from the back of the van to the road.
It crashes and sends a section directly into Mr. Kibble’s lane, forcing him to brake.
The ladder continues to bend over all three lanes, forcing a black car on Mr. Kibble’s left to quickly move out of the way.
Mr. Kibble was forced to brake when part of the ladder fell right in front of his car in its lane
Gobsmacked, Mr. Kibble shared the hair-raising moment on social media. He posted the clip and said, “Drive into the M5 today. Adam and Eve couldn’t. The bus driver stopped shortly afterwards. ‘
The dramatic clip has stunned social media users.
One person wrote, “Happy not to behead anyone.”
Another user commented, “They were so close to entering the other lane that it would have caused massacre.”
A third added, “If there were more vehicles on that road, it would have been a different story.”