'Worrying images' from crash are 'a timely reminder for driver safety' say police

PUBLISHED: 11:26 22 April 2016 | UPDATED: 11:34 22 April 2016

Worrying images from crash are a timely reminder for driver safety say police

Worrying images from crash are a timely reminder for driver safety say police

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Police have released 'worrying images' from a collision between a pick-up vehicle and a dumper truck outside Mepal on April 19.

Worrying images from crash are a timely reminder for driver safety say policeWorrying images from crash are a timely reminder for driver safety say police

“They are a timely reminder for driver safety,” said a police spokesman.

The silver pickup collided with the rear of the dumper truck, writing the first vehicle off completely, destroying the engine block and activating both airbags.

“Quite remarkably nobody was injured as a consequence of this crash.

“The only thing that can prevent an incident of this nature is leaving a decent reactionary gap from the vehicle ahead, and paying attention to the vehicle ahead on the road,” added the spokesman.

The driver of the silver pickup has been reported for process and may face a summons for driving without due care.

Sgt Phil Priestley also said: “As the weather starts to improve it’s easy to get lulled into a false sense of security on the roads.

“There are a load of heavy goods vehicles on rural routes and these types of accidents are always avoidable.

“Please take care.”

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