Shocking dashcam footage shows biker risking his life by walking in A11 fast lane at Wymondham as cars drive by
- Credit: Geoffrey Hurrell
This is the moment a motorcyclist took his life in his hands by walking in the fast lane of the A11 - as cars drive by.
Geoffrey Hurrell was driving along the road near Wymondham when he was shocked to see someone walking in the fast lane at around 12.30pm on Sunday, July 17.
The man appears to be trying to recover something that has fallen from his motorcycle, which is parked further up the carriageway.
Mr Hurrell said he swerved to avoid some objects in the road, while also braking and slowing down.
A car behind appears to be about to begin an overtaking manoeuvre but aborts when it is clear there is debris and a person in the outside lane.
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'The possible consequences are too horrible to imagine - especially if the following car had decided to overtake my vehicle,' said Mr Hurrell, of Main Road, Filby.
'What a risk take.
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'There wasn't much on the road. As you can see he was in the fast outside lane just after a sweeping left-hand bend. He was wearing very dark clothing and we saw the debris in the road before we actually saw him.
'I braked heavily but was still travelling at 40mph when I passed him. It is fortunate that everyone following me recognised what was happening.
'I know people drive extremely fast along there - there are reports of people driving at 100mph.'
Mr Hurrell said his only motivation is for the footage to act as a safety warning and discourage people from doing something similar in the future.
He added: 'I don't want to get anyone into trouble but in other circumstances, that footage might've been for an inquest.
'It seems a crazy thing for anyone to do. The thought of what possibly could've happened.'
A spokesman for Norfolk Police said: 'We would advise motorists in this situation to pull over somewhere safe and to contact the police on 999 immediately to report an obstruction and to get assistance to remove the item.
'Members of the public should not put themselves in danger by trying to retrieve items from the carriageway.'