Dashcam footage shows terrifying moment huge lorry cuts off a car trying to merge into its lane – but who is in the right?

  • Near-miss which has sparked debate happened in Branksome, Bournemouth
  • Huge red lorry drives past without slowing down as car tries to merge into lane 
  • Some users say the car should give way while others say the lorry was in wrong

Dramatic footage shows the moment a huge lorry misses a car by inches as two lanes merge into one.

Dashcam video shows the car trying to merge into a lane in Branksome, Bournemouth.

As the car slows down and goes to turn into the lane a huge red lorry appears from nowhere and flies past the camera, catching the driver by surprise.

Dashcam footage shows the car trying to merge into a lane in Branksome, Bournemouth. As the car slows down and goes to turn into the lane a huge red lorry appears from nowhere and flies past the camera, catching the driver by surprise

Dashcam footage shows the car trying to merge into a lane in Branksome, Bournemouth. As the car slows down and goes to turn into the lane a huge red lorry appears from nowhere and flies past the camera, catching the driver by surprise

Luckily, the two vehicles never collided and no one was hurt. But the video has sparked a debate over who was in the right, on social media.

Some users were annoyed that the lorry appeared from nowhere while others felt the car driver should have given way.

Pip Hoare commented: 'The lorry was continuing in his lane, the car had to merge.'

Whereas, Mike Caston wrote: 'Disgusting from a professional driver, should know better than that.'

Luckily, the two vehicles never collided and no one was hurt. But the video has sparked a debate over who was in the right, on social media

Luckily, the two vehicles never collided and no one was hurt. But the video has sparked a debate over who was in the right, on social media

Pip Hoare suggested that the lack of signs and road markings may have confused the drivers - but he still believed it was the car driver's responsibility

Pip Hoare suggested that the lack of signs and road markings may have confused the drivers - but he still believed it was the car driver's responsibility

Sean Rydon added: 'You've also got to ask why was the car out there if inside lane was clear enough for the car to get in there.'

However Pip Hoare suggested that the lack of signs and road markings may have confused the drivers - but he still believed it was the car driver's responsibility.

He said: 'No signs or markings stipulating merge in turn, so it’s down to driver who’s carriageway is coming to an end to merge.

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