Driver travels the WRONG WAY down Essex dual carriageway at night

Driver travels the WRONG WAY down Essex dual carriageway at night

05/18/2021

‘I wouldn’t want to be in that Uber!’: Oblivious driver travels the WRONG WAY down Essex dual carriageway at night and only narrowly avoids a head-on smash

  • Ashley Reeves shared a video of a driver travelling on wrong side of A127 
  • He said that the driver drove up the Basildon slip road travelling the wrong way
  • At the end of the clip, driver can be seen narrowly missing a head-on collision
  • Essex Police said they were called to reports of a driver going the wrong way
  • They said it was near to junction with A176 at around 1.05am on Saturday

Shocking footage shows the moment a driver was caught travelling in the wrong direction on a dual carriageway. 

In a video shared to Facebook by Ashley Reeves, who was driving the car who filmed the driver going the wrong way, the driver can be seen travelling on the A127 in Basildon, Essex, around 1.05am on Saturday. 

The driver is on the other side of the dual carriageway to the person taking the video, despite how they are travelling in the same direction. 

At the beginning of the clip, the driver filming the incident said: ‘I wouldn’t want to be in that Uber, look – he’s going the wrong way. 

Shocking footage shows the moment a driver was caught travelling in the wrong direction on the A127 in Essex, after driving up the Basildon slip road

‘Mate, the geezer is going to f***ing kill himself.’ 

He added: ‘I hope he doesn’t have a passenger. And he isn’t slowing down either.’ 

Ashley, who was driving the other car, continued: ‘What the f***. Oh, man, please don’t kill someone innocent. I don’t think I’ve ever seen this before, mate.’  

The driver can be seen using his right indicator as he drives in the inside lane up the dual carriageway, reportedly heading towards the McDonalds on the A127. 

Towards the end of the clip, one of the men in the car notifies the police while the driver travelling in the wrong direction can be seen narrowly missing a head-on collision. 

At the beginning of the clip, the driver filming the incident said: ‘I wouldn’t want to be in that Uber, look – he’s going the wrong way’

Ashley said: ‘We were working on the A127 and we saw him drive up the Basildon slip travelling the wrong way. He was heading towards the McDonalds.  

‘My work mate called the police (you can hear him towards the end of the video). It was very scary and he was so close to a head on collision at the end of the clip. 

‘He didn’t realise he was travelling the wrong way for quite a while, I was tooting and flashing for ages trying to get his attention (I could see it was a man). He was definitely away with the fairies.’

A spokesperson for Essex Police said: ‘We were called to reports of a car driving the wrong way on the A127 near to the junction with the A176 at around 1.05am on Saturday 15 May. No details of the car’s licence plate number were given. 

Towards the end of the clip, one of the men in the car notifies the police while the driver travelling in the wrong direction can be seen narrowly missing a head-on collision

‘Officers attended the scene within seven minutes carried out a search of the area but could not locate the vehicle. 

‘A further report indicated the car had managed to get back on the correct side of the road and had left onto the M25. 

‘If you have any information you can submit a report online at https://www.essex.police.uk or use the ‘Live Chat’ button to speak to an online operator between 7am-11pm. 

‘Please quote incident 76 of 15 May. You can also call us on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.’

Essex Police said they were called to reports of a car driving the wrong way around 1.05am on Saturday, but could not locate the vehicle and no licence plate details were given

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