LORRY DRIVE SHUNTED SMART CAR DOWN MWAY
A lorry driver shunted a tiny Smart car two miles down a busy German
motorway because he didn't know it was wedged to his truck.
Klaus Buergermeister only stopped, allowing the Smart car's terrified driver
to escape, when he was flagged down by police.
The trucker, 53, pushed the tiny car driven by Andreas Bolga, 48, along the
busy A1 after pulling onto the autobahn at Leverkusen.
He said he was surprised when a patrol car signalled for him to stop as he
was not driving too fast and had only had his vehicle serviced the week
"I couldn't believe it when I got out of the truck and saw there was a car
stuck on the front of it," he said.
He added he had felt a slight bump, but said he thought he had simply driven
over a stone in the road.
Instead he had hit the Smart car and its bumper had wedged on the truck's
Mr Bolga said: "I was driving at just under 60mph when the truck came onto
the motorway and hit me.
"I tried to drive away but couldn't. I looked up through my sun roof and
could see the driver, but he didn't notice me."
Police say no action will be taken against the truck driver.