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By Sophie Norris


A motorist’s dashcam captured a heart-stopping nighttime motorway crash as a driver twice swerved across three lanes and slammed into a barrier at high speed.

Colin Boyce was travelling along the M62 near Birchwood, Lancs, in the early hours of Sunday morning when a maroon Nissan Almera began to drift in front of him, forcing him to break quickly.

The other car carried on moving across all three lanes before scraping along the central reservation only metres ahead of Colin.

After colliding with the it the vehicle then swerves back across the motorway and slams into the barrier on the other side, causing significant damage.

According to Colin, who caught the entire incident on his dashcam, the driver appeared dazed when he and his wife pulled over to help him.

Colin, 40, from Warrington, Lancs  said: “We were coming back from Manchester because we’d been out for a family meal for my wife’s birthday.

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“I don’t want to make presumptions but I first I thought he might’ve been drunk because he started veering into the other lane.

“I tried to overtake him but as I got into the middle lane, he was in it, then I tried to overtake him again but he’d veered across three lanes.

“Then he hit the central reservation which is what made me think he might have actually fallen asleep at the wheel.

“He’d obviously shocked himself awake or something because then he tried to compensate by steering back to the left, but he’d overcompensated and ended up as you can see on the video.

“When my wife went over to him while I called the police, he looked pretty dazed.

“It was quite a shock. I’m okay now but my mrs is a bit shaken up. She definitely won’t drive on the motorway after that.”

Incredibly, the Nissan driver did not appear to sustain any injuries despite the dramatic crash.

A spokesperson for Cheshire Police said: “At 2.11am on Sunday 25 March officers from Cheshire Police were called to reports of a collision between junctions 10 and 11 on the M62 westbound.

“Officers attended the scene and found the collision involved one vehicle, a maroon coloured Nissan Almera, which had collided with the central reservation.

“There were no reports of any injuries and no arrests have been made. Enquiries into the incident are ongoing.”