Search

Shocking dashcam footage shows biker risking his life by walking in A11 fast lane at Wymondham as cars drive by

Dash cam image capturing a motorcyclist walking onto the fast lane on the A11. Photo: Geoffrey Hurrell

Dash cam image capturing a motorcyclist walking onto the fast lane on the A11. Photo: Geoffrey Hurrell

Geoffrey Hurrell

This is the moment a motorcyclist took his life in his hands by walking in the fast lane of the A11 - as cars drive by.

Dash cam image capturing a motorcyclist walking onto the fast lane on the A11. Photo: Geoffrey Hurrell Dash cam image capturing a motorcyclist walking onto the fast lane on the A11. Photo: Geoffrey Hurrell

Geoffrey Hurrell was driving along the road near Wymondham when he was shocked to see someone walking in the fast lane at around 12.30pm on Sunday, July 17.

The man appears to be trying to recover something that has fallen from his motorcycle, which is parked further up the carriageway.

Mr Hurrell said he swerved to avoid some objects in the road, while also braking and slowing down.

A car behind appears to be about to begin an overtaking manoeuvre but aborts when it is clear there is debris and a person in the outside lane.

“The possible consequences are too horrible to imagine - especially if the following car had decided to overtake my vehicle,” said Mr Hurrell, of Main Road, Filby.

“What a risk take.

“There wasn’t much on the road. As you can see he was in the fast outside lane just after a sweeping left-hand bend. He was wearing very dark clothing and we saw the debris in the road before we actually saw him.

“I braked heavily but was still travelling at 40mph when I passed him. It is fortunate that everyone following me recognised what was happening.

“I know people drive extremely fast along there - there are reports of people driving at 100mph.”

Mr Hurrell said his only motivation is for the footage to act as a safety warning and discourage people from doing something similar in the future.

He added: “I don’t want to get anyone into trouble but in other circumstances, that footage might’ve been for an inquest.

“It seems a crazy thing for anyone to do. The thought of what possibly could’ve happened.”

A spokesman for Norfolk Police said: “We would advise motorists in this situation to pull over somewhere safe and to contact the police on 999 immediately to report an obstruction and to get assistance to remove the item.

“Members of the public should not put themselves in danger by trying to retrieve items from the carriageway.”

Other news

13:51

There’s a surprising new arrival in the new Sea Lion Bay at Banham Zoo.

Two clouded leopards, ring-tailed lemurs and even a zebra. These are just some of the exotic animals being kept privately across Norfolk.

Yesterday, 16:47

An appeal has been launched after a man approached two young children in a parked car.

Yesterday, 13:04

It’s Bring Your Dog to Work Day on Friday 22 June. Let us know if you’re taking part!

Most Read

Yesterday, 16:47

An appeal has been launched after a man approached two young children in a parked car.

Read more
13:51

There’s a surprising new arrival in the new Sea Lion Bay at Banham Zoo.

Read more
Germany
Thursday, June 1, 2017

Treat the kids to hours of fun on flumes, inflatables and wave machines at these cool pools across the county...

Read more
Wales
Sunday, August 20, 2017

The new owner of a Grade 1 listed inn that is said to be haunted by a friendly ghost says he will refurbish it but keep its character and history.

Read more

Two clouded leopards, ring-tailed lemurs and even a zebra. These are just some of the exotic animals being kept privately across Norfolk.

Read more
Breckland Council

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 16°C

min temp: 10°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Diss Mercury e-edition today
E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Diss Mercury weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy