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Speeding Driver Narrowly Misses Horse Rider

Posted on the 29 May 2015 by 72point @72hub


This is the shocking moment a horse rider narrowly missed being mown down by a speeding driver on a quiet country road.

Shocked motorist Michael Preedy, 36, filmed a silver Honda Civic zooming past him on his dash cam at (24/5).

The dad-of-four was driving slowly behind his partner Susan Howen, 35, who was walking her three-year-old horse Cally on a quiet B-road near Madley, Herefordshire.

The video shows the moment the boy racer flew past his 4×4 narrowly avoiding a collision with a black Ford Focus coming the other way.

Yesterday (Thurs), Michael, a groundsman, said: "My partner was taking her horse out to get her used to the roads and I said I would follow behind.

"I had a beacon on the roof flashing and a large sign on the back saying that there was horses.

"I saw him coming in my mirror and tried to signal out my window. Susan heard him too and tried to go out to warn him but he wasn't having any of it.

"I had to close my eyes for a split second as he went past because I was sure he was going to hit someone.

"He must have been going at 60mph. It was just so frightening.

"We are very lucky that he didn't hit the car or hit Susan and Cally and end up killing someone."

Michael, who lives with Susan and their four children in Hereford, posted the video online where it has received a staggering 25,000 views.

He added: "We reported it to the police but because it was a near miss we had to fill in forms and they said they would investigate.

"I wanted more done so I posted it online and it has already had over 25,000 views on the UK Idiot Drivers page."

A spokesperson for West Mercia Police confirmed they are looking into the report and are reviewing posts and comments made on social media.

Speeding Driver Narrowly Misses Horse Rider

Speeding Driver Narrowly Misses Horse Rider
Speeding Driver Narrowly Misses Horse Rider
Speeding Driver Narrowly Misses Horse Rider

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