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Shocking moment a van flips on its side after cutting into a truck at a roundabout

Shocking moment in which a van flips on its side after crossing in front of a truck at a roundabout and colliding with a light pole

  • The collision between the van and the lorry occurred on the M61 slip road near Bolton.
  • The van broke down in front of the heavy vehicle as the driver tried to change lanes.
  • Minor injuries were reported and repairs were made to a damaged streetlight

Shocking footage shows a van swerving in front of a truck and flipping on its side just after hitting a utility pole.

The incredible maneuver at a roundabout led to the transit van being struck by the large truck, before overturning near the slip road.

The driver of the van appeared to veer from the right hand lane at the roundabout as he tried to get past the truck onto the M61 slip road near Bolton, Greater Manchester.

The truck, which was traveling in the left-hand lane, moved forward and passed in front of the access road that the driver of the van was trying to continue on as he passed in front of it.

Minor injuries were reported in the incident that occurred at junction four on the south entrance slip road to the freeway in May.

Realizing what had just happened, the driver of the HGV and another van behind him, bearing the same company make as the one that overturned, stopped on the highway.

The images that were shared last month received harsh criticism about the driving skills.

The truck, which was traveling in the left-hand lane, moved forward and passed the access road that the van driver was trying to continue on when he crossed in front of it

The Incredible Maneuver At A Roundabout Caused The Transit Van To Be Struck By The Large Truck, Before Overturning Near The Access Road.

The incredible maneuver at a roundabout caused the transit van to be struck by the large truck, before overturning near the access road.

Shocking Footage Shows A Van Swerving In Front Of A Truck And Flipping On Its Side Just After Hitting A Light Pole.

Shocking footage shows a van swerving in front of a truck and flipping on its side just after hitting a light pole.

One person commented on social media: ‘That has to be the worst move ever.’

Another wrote: “I don’t know how he thought I was going to do that.”

The incident led to huge queues of traffic heading back to Little Hulton on the A6 and even queues back to Royal Bolton Hospital.

A National Highways spokesman said: ‘The south entrance slip road of junction 4 of the M61 was closed at 4pm today after a traffic collision involving a van and lorry.

“The van overturned in the incident and only minor injuries were reported.

“Emergency services and National Highway traffic officers responded to the scene and the road remains closed for vehicle recovery and repairs to a damaged traffic light pole and lamppost.”

A spokesman for Bolton Central Fire Station said a station fire engine was on the scene, but they had nothing to attend to and returned to the station.

The accident that occurred at 4:00 p.m. on May 12 was cleared shortly after 6:00 p.m., according to Transport for Greater Manchester.

Earlier this month motorists criticized the 230-yard stretch that was excluded from a Clean Air Zone in Bristol due to a confusing diversion system.

Drivers can be fined £120 depending on which path they take and where they veer off.

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