Published: 06:00, 21 October 2019
| Updated: 07:12, 21 October 2019
A motorist has relived her “terrifying” early morning journey to work in which she claims she was rammed by a 25-tonne tipper lorry.
Mum Sarah Foreman approached a roundabout just a minute away from her Wainscott home when a truck collided with her Audi A1, dragging her alongside pushing her into a lay-by.
She says the vehicle then drove round again and failed to stop, despite Miss Foreman grinding to a halt and being visibly shaken by the roadside.
Then 45-year-old had earlier tooted the driver, who was travelling in convoy with another lorry towards Grain, when he pulled out in front of her.
She said: “I firmly believe his actions were deliberate and he drove around again to ensure he had caused damage and fear.
“I really thought ‘this is it’. It was dark and there was not much traffic about. I was terrified.
“I called the police but, because I only suffered minor injuries - whiplash - they told me to go home. At that stage, I did not know whether the car was driveable. It was the worst journey of my life. I was trembling and having palpitations all the way.”
Miss Foreman - who is mum to Oliver, 13 - added she had been driving for nearly 30 years and never been involved in an accident.
She took three days off work following the incident, which happened at about 6.25am on Monday, October 7, last week, and is getting flashbacks.
She said: “I’m waking up and seeing this lorry coming towards me.”
She has part of the lorry’s registration number plate, which came off in the impact, and confronted the company. Employees have denied any involvement.
She is driving a courtesy vehicle while mechanics and insurance brokers decide whether her new car, bought by partner Adam Goodwin, is a write-off.
Police spokesman Jo Pattison said: “We were called at 6.30am on Monday, October 7 to reports of a collision between a lorry and a car on the Wainscott Bypass, Strood.
“It was alleged the lorry had failed to stop after the collision. No injuries were reported.”
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