Driver recounts terror of trolley hitting his car on motorway

Ryan Duke's Citroen C3 was badly damaged after it was struck by a trolley thrown from a bridge over the M8.

Driver recounts terror of trolley hitting his car on motorway SWNS

A terrified driver says he was left shaken when he smashed into a shopping trolley at 70mph on the motorway – after it was dropped from a bridge.

Ryan Duke, 22, was driving home from work on the M8 when he said he saw three people standing on top of a bridge at Junction 10.

Ryan, from Glasgow, said the group were ‘jumping around’ before they pushed the trolley off the bridge and onto the motorway.

It bounced around two meters in front of Ryan’s car, but he said he didn’t have enough time to react and he smashed into it at 70mph, wrecking the front of his Citroen C3.

Warehouse operative Ryan said: “They were jumping around, it almost seemed in a panicky way.

“Then they ran off. It was then I saw the trolley bouncing on the road in front of me, just about two meters from my car.

“I didn’t have time to react. I hit it at 70 mph. I wouldn’t wish it on anyone, it wasn’t a good experience.

“Also, my car is practically undrivable now. The people on the bridge definitely seemed younger.

“If there was anyone who saw anything, or anyone driving along with dashcam footage who can help.”

A spokesperson from Police Scotland said: “Around 5.10pm on Tuesday, 5 January, police received a report of a car having collided with a shopping trolley while travelling on the M8.

“Enquiries are continuing and anyone with information can contact Police Scotland through 101, quoting incident number 2142 of Tuesday, 5 January, 2021.”

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