Sparks fly from underneath caravan as driver hauls it along motorway with a blown tyre for 20 MILES
- A caravan with a blown tyre leaves sparks as it is dragged along the M42
- Police spotted the vehicle after it stopped just off the motorway in Warwick
- The driver attended court for offences regarding the 79/80 Royale Touranger
A shocking video shows a caravan leaving a trail of sparks as it is towed for 20 miles along busy motorways with one of its tyres missing.
The owner of the two-wheeler classic caravan was filmed scraping the chassis along the M42 from junction 7 in Warwickshire and onto the M40.
Police spotted the unsafe vehicle after the driver exited the motorway at junction 15 and came to a stop beside Banbury Road, near Warwick, 20 miles from where it started.
Operational Police Unit Warwickshire shared photographs of the damaged classic caravan after it was filmed making the dangerous journey by another motorist.
The clip shows the caravan being dragged along after its back tyre had reportedly blown out.
Upon checking the caravan police found that the suspension strut had worn in half.
The police reported the driver to court for the offences regarding the 79/80 Royale Touranger caravan.
OPU Warwickshire posted the shocking images on their Facebook page yesterday captioned: ‘The owner of this caravan drove all the way down the M42 from junction seven with a tyre blow out and then continued onto the M40. It then got off at junction 15.
The owner of the caravan was filmed scraping down the M42 from junction 7 in Warwickshire, West Midlands, before continuing onto the M40, despite missing a tyre
‘Finally stopping on Banbury Road. This is where OPU found it. Upon checking the caravan we found that the suspension strut had worn in half.
‘Driver has reported to court for the offences. JD-CD’
Social media users commented on the post, shocked at the owner’s irresponsible antics.
An image from Operational Police Unit Warwickshire shows the caravan being appropriately towed after it finally stopped
Operational Police Unit Warwickshire shared photographs yesterday of the damaged classic caravan after it was spotted scraping along the roads
One social media commenter said the vehicle : ‘Looks like something the old Top Gear trio would drive for fun!’
A map showing route driver dragged caravan on. Along M42 from junction 7 in Warwickshire, West Midlands, and onto M40. It exited at junction 15 and stopped on Banbury Road
Lewis Jones said: ‘You’d unhitch it and leave it at the side of the road surely. What a s*** heap.’
Adem Çevik said: ‘Looks like something the old Top Gear trio would drive for fun!’
Phillip Dubberley added: ‘Shame, it’s a classic caravan and ruined now.’
OPU Warwickshire posted the shocking images onto their Facebook page yesterday
Social media users commented on the post, shocked at the owner’s irresponsible antics
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