Shocking moment driver pulls out of a layby in front of a 44-tonne lorry and is rear-ended into another car

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  • HGV on the A55 at Llanddulas in Wales tries to slow down but is too late
  • Driver pulled out in front of truck as it was travelling at 55 mph
  • Two people were taken to hospital and were later released following crash

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This is the terrifying moment a driver pulls out in front of an HGV lorry travelling at 55 miles per hour on a busy motorway.

Two motorists were taken to hospital after this crash on the A55 near Llanddulas in Wales following the spectacular incident which took place after a driver pulled right out in front of the lorry.

The incident, which happened last November, occurred as the HGV driver was travelling within the speed limit on the busy stretch of road.

The driver of the HGV very quickly slowed down when the grey coloured car pulled out in front of the truck.

But it was too late for the car driver and a fellow road user who was driving a blue Mercedes who was also caught up in the unfortunate collision.

Seconds after the grey car pulls out of the lay-by, it is pushed by the 44 Tonne truck into the blue car and both then end up in the central reservation.

Emergency services were called to the two-vehicle accident shortly thereafter.

The incident happened on a notorious stretch of road at junction 23 on the A55 (J23) at Llanddulas near Chester.

With the truck driver having no time to respond or and being unable to swerve , it appears from the footage that the crash was inevitable.

The car indicates to come on to the dual carriageway seconds before being hit by the HGV

The car indicates to come on to the dual carriageway seconds before being hit by the HGV

The Hyundai then bounced into lane two colliding with another vehicle (Mercedes) before coming to a stop in the central reservation.

The HGV slowed down to 49 mph but it was too late for the driver of this car

The HGV slowed down to 49 mph but it was too late for the driver of this car

At the time a spokesman for the Welsh Ambulance Service said: ‘We were called at shortly before 9.55am this morning to reports of a two-vehicle road traffic collision on the A55 eastbound between junctions 22 for Old Colwyn and 23 for Llanddulas.

The driver of the Hyundai is pushed into the path of a Mercedes car by the lorry

The driver of the Hyundai is pushed into the path of a Mercedes car by the lorry

‘Two crews in emergency ambulances were sent to the scene.’

It was claimed the driver of the Hyundai was found to be at fault and was sent on a paid driver awareness course following the incident.

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