It’s hard to forget a video like this, but we’re going to show it again anyway. We first posted this back in January when everybody who seemed to own a computer with internet access was watching it.

Remember that video that was posted where a truck driving along a motorway with a Renault Clio stuck in front of the cab? Well, John Tomlinson, the driver of the truck, was absolved of any wrongdoing stemming from the incident after North West traffic commissioner Beverley Bell remarked that instead of being punished, Mr. Tomlinson should be lauded for his cool-temperament during the whole episode.

"What you found when you pulled into the hard shoulder must have come as a complete shock and I think what you did, in reversing your tanker to release the Clio, was of huge credit to you," said Commissioned Bell.

Bell also told Tomlinson that he could retain his LGV driving license because, given the circumstances, there was no way for the truck driver to see, hear or smell the Clio that was in front of him.

As far as we’re concerned, we’re just glad that all the parties involved in this freak occurrence came out on the right side of the scale, proving once again that all’s well that ends well.


Source: BBC

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  (488) posted on 05.24.2011

Well, I don’t think that the height of the truck was the reason why he didn’t see the cab. At least, he got to feel that there is something in the front of his truck since their an added weight due to the stuck cab in front.

  (462) posted on 09.1.2010

Darm! What a freaking accident. The driver really don’t know that a car was stuck in-front of his truck.

  (939) posted on 08.12.2010

agree with that, with the height of the trailer and the car, there is no way of seeing the clio, well good thing that he never saw the car, and if the does his truck might skid.

  (134) posted on 06.1.2010

Cool! that’s really an amazing drive, and am impressed on the kind of cool-temperament. I wish that most of the people can also do that kind of cool-temperament.

  (1332) posted on 05.31.2010

Good thing that the clio didn’t flipped nor the truck driver push the break so hard that migh cause a rollover.

  (798) posted on 05.30.2010

I agree with that. With the height of the trailer and the car, there is no way of seeing the clio. Well good thing that he never saw the car and if the does his truck might skid.

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