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WATCH: Road rage incident caught on camera

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A dashboard camera has caught a motorist swerving into the path of a lorry in a bizarre road rage incident.

The Ford Fiesta driver almost causes a pile-up on a busy dual carriage after driving right in front of the HGV and opening his door just before the two vehicles collide.

He then jumps from his car and starts remonstrating with the innocent lorry driver while standing on the fast lane of the A53 dual carriageway in Stoke-on-Trent.

The Fiesta driver then gets back into his car before pulling over again and aiming more abuse at the lorry driver. Both vehicles stop again and the drivers finally exchange details.

Thousands of these road rage incidents happen every day in Britain - often resulting in disputed insurance claims where each driver blames the other.

Luckily for the lorry driver, the whole incident was captured on a SmartWitness CCTV camera - proving conclusively that the driver of the Fiesta was to blame.

SmartWitness managing director Simon Marsh said: “This video perfectly illustrates why more and more of Britain's fleets now have in-cab cameras.

"It captures a road rage incident where tempers are running high and the driver of the Fiesta is behaving very irresponsibly.

"Without the SmartWitness footage, it would be just be a case of one driver's word against another - with a messy insurance claim dragging on for months with no clear blame established.

“With the SmartWitness footage, it is clear from outset that the Fiesta driver is clearly to blame."

Just 2% of collisions caught on SmartWitness camera result in disputed claims - against an industry norm for all motor insurance claims of 40%.

WATCH the footage below:

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  • Darren - 18/09/2014 11:19

    I wish we could see what happened up to that moment. Why was the white car stopped in the left hand lane? Why did the fiesta driver feel the need to stop and open his door? I assume he was going to talk to the lorry driver about something?

  • Mark - 18/09/2014 19:36

    I'm currently in the middle of a dispute which has been going on for months. She cut me up and I went into the back of her (just like this video) and she's saying I drove into the back of her and she was already in my lane (the fact she didn't even know the time/place/date just goes to show she wasn't paying attention) ... I then bought a cheap £20 camera off eBay and the amount of times I've been cut up on islands has drastically reduced so I went and spent £80 on a better, 1080p one and all dangerous drivers are now named and shamed on YouTube!

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