Lucky Escape : Shocking Moment Car Runs Into Drunk Man Down Dark Country Road

February 16, 2017 | by | 0 Comments
The drunken man is seen for only a split second before Tom Wiltshire, 23 crashes into him on the A435 near Cheltenham.

The drunken man is seen for only a split second before Tom Wiltshire, 23 crashes into him on the A435 near Cheltenham.

This is the sickening moment a man was sent flying as he drunkenly walked down a dark country road – yet miraculously escaped serious injury.

Motorist Tom Wiltshire, 23, screamed with horror when he realised he could not avoid hitting the reveller who was standing in the middle of a 60mph A-road.

The victim hit the bonnet and windscreen of Tom’s green Skoda Citigo which suffered more than £2,000 in damage.

But the man – thought to have been a student on his way home from a boozy summer ball – incredibly escaped with just bumps and bruises.

Damage to Tom Wiltshire's car, after hitting a drunken man on the A435 near Cheltenham

Damage to Tom Wiltshire’s car, after hitting a drunken man on the A435 near Cheltenham

Tom was travelling on the A435 nr Cheltenham, Glos with friend Andrea Hannis, 22, uphill along the A435 when the incident happened around 11pm.

The motoring journalist, who was listening to Ed Sheeran’s Thinking Out Loud, said: “You can hear from the video I was shocked as I screamed a lot.

“I didn’t really know what to think as it was such a surprise, thankfully there was a student nurse in another vehicle which stopped so she helped.

“There was no reason for him being in the road, it is just a country road which has a pavement and there’s nothing either side for him to be wanting to get to.

“The driver behind was in a Mitsubishi pickup so it could have ended completely differently if he hit him.”

Tom stayed with the injured man together with the student nurse until an ambulance arrived and he was taken to hospital for further treatment.

The victim – whose identity is not known – suffered NO broken bones and police later told Tom he would have no lasting damage after the collision.

It is believed he had been at a university summer ball at nearby Cheltenham Racecourse.

Tom, of Cheltenham, Glos., claimed for the damage through his insurance which cost them £2,100 to fix the crumpled bonnet, damaged bumper and cracked windscreen.

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