Driver of a tiny hatchback tries to nip ahead of an HGV in the next lane

Driver of a tiny hatchback tries to nip ahead of an HGV in the next lane – but ends up with a crumpled car instead

  • Crash on M8 eastbound at Charing Cross near Kingston Bridge, Glasgow, Scot
  • Dashcam footage captured by software developer, 30, who was behind the car
  • Hatchback indicates to move into the middle lane but HGV fails to see the car 
  • The HGV collides with the side of the car and it is shifted sideways along the road

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A driver of a tiny silver hatchback tried to cut in front of a HGV but was left with a crumpled car instead.  

The crash took place on the M8 eastbound at Charing Cross just after the Kingston Bridge in Glasgow, Scotland on Tuesday 22 at 7.33am. 

Horrifying dash cam footage captured by a 30-year-old software developer, driving behind, shows the silver hatchback indicate to move into the middle lane.  

The silver hatchback indicates to move into the middle lane on the M8 eastbound at Charing Cross just after the Kingston Bridge in Glasgow, Scotland on Tuesday 22 at 7.33am 

Driver of a tiny hatchback tries to nip ahead of an HGV in the next lane

As the car moves to the right the HGV fails to see the hatchback indicate as car travel at reduced speeds due to traffic 

The car waits for a gap to open in front of the blue HGV after a white BMW moves into the left-hand lane. 

However the HGV appears not to see the silver car and as the hatchback moves across it veers into the oncoming lorry. 

The video shows the car be pushed sideways along the stretch of road with the driver’s side visibly dented.  

Driver of a tiny hatchback tries to nip ahead of an HGV in the next lane

The incident is captured on a dash cam by the 30-year-old software developer who was driving behind.

The cab of the lorry collides with the driver’s side of the car 

Driver of a tiny hatchback tries to nip ahead of an HGV in the next lane

The HGV grinds to a halt as the silver hatchback is pushed along the stretch of motorway 

Eventually the HGV grinds to a halt as the hazard lights of the hatchback can be seen flashing. 

The driver, 30, who was travelling behind told MailOnline: ‘I am unaware of any injuries that occurred. 

‘I didn’t stop after the crash as I felt I would have more of an obstruction than if I has continued on.’ 

‘Before the crash I had an inclination that it was going to occur judging by how close the car involved was to the lorry.

He added: ‘After this it all went in slow motion and I watched it unfold.

I was mainly concerned with preventing a further accident behind me as its a busy stretch of road. 

‘Thankfully as its so busy it wasn’t a high speed collision as I feel this could have ended a lot worse for the smaller car.

‘My advice on this stretch of road would have been to accelerate into the gap between the two and be more aware of your surroundings.’ 

Transport for Scotland and Police Scotland recorded no reports or injuries of the incident. 

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