Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 14°C

min temp: 9°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Video: Incredible footage shows driver going wrong way in the outside lane on A11 and A14

15:33 10 February 2014

A still from the video footage of a driver going the wrong way on the A11 and A14. Picture: Tom Hind

A still from the video footage of a driver going the wrong way on the A11 and A14. Picture: Tom Hind

Archant

A driver caused mayhem yesterday when she drove in the fast lane of the A11 and A14 for ten miles - in the wrong direction.

shares

Drivers were forced to take evasive action on the northbound carriageway of the busy roads as the female driver, from Ilford, drove at an estimated 50mph in the direction of Cambridge.

Cambridgeshire Police were flooded with 999 calls reporting the incident at around 1.30pm.

Officers were quickly set in pursuit of the car, which travelled along the A11 before reaching the junction with the A14, where it continued in the wrong direction.

Police managed to stop the woman before a serious incident occurred by putting a rolling roadblock in place and bringing her to a stop near Exning.

Video of the incident shows drivers moving to avoid the woman’s Citroen, while flashing lights and sounding their horns in warning to her.

Tom Hind, a piano technician from Hornchurch, who took the video on his mobile phone, said he had been a passenger in a car travelling to the Mildenhall and Lakenheath area with his father when he spotted the car.

“I was checking some emails on my phone, looked up, saw the car, looked back at my phone, and then realised what I had just seen,” he said.

“It was just horrifying. People were honking their horns and flashing lights to get her attention but she just seemed totally oblivious. We were just in sheer amazement.

“In the outside lane of the motorway you are only going to hit one thing and that’s another car.“

A police spokesman said the driver had mental health problems and had been taken home without charge.

shares

3 comments

  • Mental health issues !!!! No Charges ...My sympathies, but people could have been Killed ...at the very least take her licence away until it is proven she is no longer a danger ....it is obvious she is not responsible to drive

    Report this comment

    ukmartian

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • Im just suprised no body took her out

    Report this comment

    Mr cynical

    Monday, February 10, 2014

  • Should never drive a car again

    Report this comment

    dc

    Friday, February 14, 2014

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

Ipswich Crown Court

A 19-year old man who met up with a 13-year-old girl and exchanged text messages with her despite being given a police caution for kissing her several months earlier has been sentenced to 21 months youth detention.

The vandals tore through Bury St Edmunds

A drunken “night of madness” saw vandals rack up over £5,000 of damage to cars, pubs and property as they roamed the streets of Bury St Edmunds.

St Edmundsbury Cathedral overlooking colourful displays in the Abbey Gardens

Suffolk’s most important religious building has been awarded a £300,000 Government grant to pay for urgent roof repairs.

Josephine Murphy

An 86-year-old woman who had gone missing from Clacton has been found safe and well

Aftermath of a barn fire in Holton.

A television antiques expert has appealed for help rebuilding his eco-friendly arts centre in Suffolk after a major blaze destroyed the historic sawmill that was to be its showroom and workshops.

Tim Yeo

An outgoing Suffolk MP has denied reports he stands to make more than £500,000 from the sale of his second home, which was part-subsidised by the taxpayer – saying he plans to keep the London property.

Stansted Airport

Aircraft pilots were targeted with lasers around Stansted Airport 45 times last year.

Darsham Nurseries head chef Lola DeMille and chef Tom Eagle in the cafe where they are donating money from one of the dishes to the World Land Trust.

An international conservation charity based in Suffolk is one of three organisations to benefit from a new campaign raising awareness about the impact of meat production on health, welfare and the environment.

Suffolk County Council's base at Endeavour House

Up to 23 jobs could go in a major shake-up of Suffolk County Council’s education services.

Latitude Festival, at the Henham Estate near Southwold

Suffolk poet Luke Wright has seen the Latitude festival grow from a modest boutique gathering in 2006 to one of Britain’s biggest music and arts events.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages