Watch: Caravan rolls wrong way down road in ‘recovery gone wrong’

Runaway caravan

A runaway caravan was caught on dashcam rolling the wrong way down a major Devon road on Sunday in what has been described as “a recovery that went wrong”.

A police officer can be seen chasing after the vehicle as the caravan picked up speed towards a parked police car.

The incident happened on Telegraph Hill on the A380 towards South Devon.

It appears that it had been being towed by a vehicle that was stopped on the inside lane as part of a recovery operation, as a police car and recovery vehicle are seen at the scene.

Dave Barter, who was driving past at the time and caught the amusing saga on his dashcam, says that he felt “lucky” to have chosen the outside lane.

Dave said: “It looked to me like a recovery that went wrong. I could see a man chasing after the caravan shortly before it hit the armco. The police officer had to jump out of its way.

“I felt lucky that I’d chosen the far right lane and was worried for drivers further down the hill. I could not see what happened behind me as to be safe it was important to drive on away from the scene.”

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