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.”


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Diss Mercury visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Diss Mercury staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Diss Mercury account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other news

While many of us have enjoyed working in the comfort of an office, David Large has battled through all weathers and seasons to run his market stall for nearly half a century.

The people who make Norfolk’s NHS function have opened their hearts about the “constant battle” they face to keep services afloat.


A gym owner who says exercise can help mental health is calling on the community to join him in an exercise challenge to raise money for charity.

One of the largest diabetes prevention research studies in the world has just finished recruiting after screening over 13,000 participants at risk of diabetes in Norfolk, Suffolk and north east Essex.

Most Read

Friday, July 21, 2017

Residents have complained about a loss of parking spaces following a £3.4m project to improve their town and make it more pedestrian-friendly.

Read more
Sunday, July 23, 2017

A ten-year-old Doctor Who fan won’t bat an eyelid at the new female Doctor Who - as long as he can climb into his own dalek and exterminate.

Read more
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Shocking dash-cam footage has emerged of a road rage incident on the A140 in Norfolk where a driver performed a U-turn and then rammed head-on into another car.

Read more
Thursday, April 13, 2017

Three teenagers killed at a collision at Pulham Market died of multiple injuries, the opening of the inquest into their deaths has heard.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:00

Center Parcs has apologised for disruption caused to holidaymakers who were evacuated from shops, restaurants and a swimming pool at its Elveden resort after a customer reported overhearing someone mention a suspect device.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 19°C

min temp: 12°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Read the Diss Mercury e-edition today E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter