WATCH : Heart-stopping moment a reckless driver overtakes on a series of blind bends

August 17, 2016 | by | 0 Comments

This is the heart-stopping moment a red van makes a “suicidal” overtaking manoeuvre – spanning TWO blind bends on a country road.

The footage shows the dangerous driver pass two articulated lorries and a car as the rural road twists over two hilltops.

Trucker Andrew Buckingham, 48, captured the shocking incident on his dash cam as he drove along the A623 between Tideswell and Peak Forest in Derbyshire.

This is the heart-stopping moment a red van makes a "suicidal" overtake on a blind country road bend (SWNS)

This is the heart-stopping moment a red van makes a “suicidal” overtake on a blind country road bend (SWNS)

The HVG driver, from Chapel-en-le-Frith, also in Derbys., was only doing 35mph when the van sped passed at 1.35pm on Monday (15/08).

Andrew said: “I looked in the mirror and saw the van coming up behind me, he must have been doing about 45mph.

“He overtook my 60ft long wagon and another one up ahead despite not being able to see past the vehicles, the move was suicidal.

“I looked across and hoped nothing would come, it’s a main HVG wagon route so it was just an accident waiting to happen.

“Seven years ago I saw two cars crash in a similar place while overtaking and four wagons have tipped over there in the last three years, this driver was putting other people’s lives at risk.”

This is the heart-stopping moment a red van makes a "suicidal" overtake on a blind country road bend (SWNS)

This is the heart-stopping moment a red van makes a “suicidal” overtake on a blind country road bend (SWNS)

The video was posted on Facebook and currently has over 70,000 views and over 500 shares.

Andrew said: “I see dangerous drivers everyday, but not as stupid as this.

“He should have his driving licence taken off, he could easily have caused death by dangerous driving.”

Derbyshire Constabulary confirmed that they had no report of the incident on record.

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