Motorists had a lucky escape after a ‘runaway’ lorry crashed on a busy main road.
The vehicle – apparently without a driver at the wheel – is captured on dash cam footage trundling down Halifax Road, Birchencliffe, during the evening rush hour.
The lorry is seen starting to wobble as it approaches a bend before bouncing into the kerb and coming to a stop at the side of the road.
The vehicle came to rest up against a fence partially blocking the Huddersfield-bound side of the road outside the premises of Harry Brook & Son plastering contractors.
The drama was captured by Bernice Chan, who was in the second of two cars to pull up behind the lorry.
A driver in the car in front put his hazard warning lights on and got out to check on the driver of the lorry.
He is seen going to look into the cab and comes back to Bernice and says: “You can go round it. It’s just a lorry that’s crashed. There’s no driver.”
Bernice says: “Oh right” and then exclaims: “No driver!?”
As she pulls away a man thought to be the driver of the lorry runs into the shot apparently catching up with his runaway vehicle.
In an e-mail to the Examiner Bernice said: “I was just driving along and noticed the white van in front wobbling a bit and catching the kerb.
“I thought nothing of it until it came to a stop up against the fence and the car in front went to look and informed me there was no driver.
“As I left the accident, I noticed the driver of the van running to catch it. I left feeling that a more serious accident could have happened, and everyone was very lucky.”