Ellie Goulding first on scene to rescue driver dragged down busy road
Ellie Goulding recounted the nightmare moment she witnessed a Royal Mail lorry driver speed down a busy road unaware he was dragging a car in front of him.
The 32-year-old singer took to Instagram to confirm she had witnessed the truck driver push a Black VW Golf down the A40 dual carriageway near Perivale, North-West London this morning.
Sharing a screenshot of an article about the incident, she wrote as a caption: ‘I’m the one in the car checking if the guy was ok – craziest thing I’ve ever seen on the road.
‘Everyone was driving past but my driver guy stopped. Drive safe and look out for others, everyone!’
She then shared a plain black screen with white text on it: ‘On a side note, I can’t believe the first instinct of the other drivers who got out was to instantly start filming on their phones and shout abuse at the poor shocked driver, not even checking if the other driver was ok.’
Sure enough, a video emerged on social media of the truck driver dragging down the car on a busy road.
And it took a while for the driver to even realise the accident at play.
Once both vehicles were completely stationary, fellow drivers got out and started surrounding the scene of the accident.
The Royal Mail truck driver got out and threw his hands up in the air: ‘I honestly didn’t see him!’
Immediately after, the car driver told the truck driver: ‘You spun me around’, while others accused the truck driver of dragging the car for ‘a mile’ down the road.
And just like Ellie said, some were filming the accident instead of checking up on the driver.
Ellie can be heard shouting in the video: ‘Why are you filming? You don’t need to film it, sir.’
The person doing the video then responded: ‘Of course you film it, it’s evidence.’
The video footage then showed Ellie climbing into the driver’s car and checking up on him.
What a hero.
Metro.co.uk has reached out to the Met Police for comment.
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