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VIDEO: Narrow escape for council worker after motorist drives recklessly on pavement in Spalding

Motorists are being urged to be vigilant and patient around waste collection vehicles and operatives, after one worker narrowly escaped injury after a car mounted the pavement.

The incident, which took place on West Parade in Spalding in November, was caught on the lorry's mounted camera and shows the motorist attempt to overtake the collection vehicle by accelerating onto the pavement, forcing the council worker to take evasive action to avoid a collision.

Footage and details of the event were referred to Lincolnshire Police, and the operative was left shaken but uninjured by the incident, but South Holland District Council is keen to make clear how much worse things could have been and to ask for their employees to be given due time and consideration when going about their work.

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