Lorry driver pulls out and almost hits a mother-of-three who swerves out of the way

Reckless lorry driver pulls out and almost hits a mother-of-three who swerves just in the nick of time

  • Mother Rebecca McCallum, 27, was travelling on A127, West Horndon, Essex   
  • The lorry pulls out of lay-by on the duel carriageway a few feet away from her car 
  • Rebecca nearly crashes into the lorry cab and has to brake and swerve around it
  • Essex Police said they could not find any report of the incident in their system 

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A mother-of-three narrowly avoids colliding with a lorry as it carelessly pulls out of a lay-by a few feet away from her.  

Rebecca McCallum, 27, was travelling down the A127 near West Horndon, Essex.

The terrifying footage shows Rebecca approaching the lay-by as she headed east bound on the duel carriageway in the left-hand lane.

Rebecca McCallum, 27, was travelling down the A127 near West Horndon, Essex.

The blue lorry signals and pulls out in front of her car

The lorry continues on its path forcing Rebecca to brake and swerve into the right-hand lane 

In a shocking moment, the HGV signals and pulls out in front of Rebecca’s car when she is just a few feet away. 

Lorry driver pulls out and almost hits a mother-of-three who swerves out of the way

Rebecca comes dangerously close to the lorry cab after it pulled out in front of her 

Rebecca’s bonnet comes within a few feet of crashing into the lorry cab as she is forced to brake and swerve into the right hand lane.

Luckily a woman driving with her children in a car behind responded quickly, allowing Rebecca enough space to move over into the other lane. 

Her husband, Charlie, 28, uploaded the footage on Facebook with the caption: ‘Happened to my wife today on the A127 eastbound.

Unfortunately I can’t work out the reg of the lorry.’ 

One viewer commented: ‘I’m a truck driver that lorry driver was a f***** p***k. 

‘It was the skill of the lady in the car that avoided an accident.’

Another added: ‘As a lorry driver myself I know it can be very frustrating trying to get out of a lay-by when no one will move over (when there is room to do so) or slow down a little for you.

Lorry driver pulls out and almost hits a mother-of-three who swerves out of the way

Rebecca’s husband Charlie McCallum posted the footage on Facebook after the incident left his wife in tears 

‘But that was crazy dangerous and could’ve ended very badly.

Totally the fault of the lorry.’ 

Another user wrote: ‘Wow that could have been a big one, what a t***.’  

Speaking of the incident, Charlie said he was furious because it could have ended in a serious accident.

Lorry driver pulls out and almost hits a mother-of-three who swerves out of the way

Fellow lorry drivers were quick to call out the ‘crazy dangerous’ driving in support of Rebecca  

Lorry driver pulls out and almost hits a mother-of-three who swerves out of the way

Another user spoke of the ‘skill’ of Rebecca’s driving and quick instincts as she swerved into the overtaking lane 

He said: ‘My wife rang me up crying on the phone as she was scared.

‘Luckily the lady in the right-hand lane of her, who had kids in the car, slowed down enough to enable her to swerve out of the way.’

Charlie said he had reported the incident to the police and had been asked to send the video.

Essex Police declined to comment and said they could not find any report of the incident on their system. 

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