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Watch: Dash cam footage shows driver colliding with lorry while trying to overtake three cars in Derbyshire

Nobody was injured in the incident and Lowe was charged with dangerous driving. Credit: Derbyshire Police

Derbyshire Police have released dash cam footage of the moment a driver collided with a lorry while trying to overtake three cars.

30-year-old Scott Lowe was travelling along the A54 at 8.30am on Tuesday, 14 May, when he attempted the manoeuvre.

Lowe, from Brimington, has been banned from driving for 15 months after admitting to driving dangerously on the A54 between Buxton and Congleton.

As his Seat Ibiza crossed over the solid white line a lorry travelling in the opposite direction forced him to slam on his brakes and collide with the back of another lorry.

Nobody was hurt in the collision, however, Lowe was summonsed to court for his dangerous driving and was dealt with at North Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court on July 19.

PC Kev Harrell, who was first at the scene of the collision, said:

When I attended the scene I asked Lowe what had happened and he replied that he had ‘been an idiot’, that he was ‘in a rush’ and thought he had space to overtake - clearly he did not.

Scott Lowe took a huge gamble with his own life and the lives of the other road users that morning – all because he was in a rush.

Any road can be fatal, however, the A54 has a reputation as being a dangerous route. If people did not drive in a manner similar to that of Scott Lowe then I have no doubt that reputation would diminish.

My message to drivers is simple – follow the clear signposting and road markings, drive in a manner suitable for the conditions and leave enough time for your journey.

Should you fail to heed that advice then know that I and my colleagues will seek to prosecute all those that put themselves, and others, at risk.”

– PC Kev Harrell