Painful moment Highway workers are knocked down by a piece of metal that flies from a passing truck
- He was working on upgrading the M6 in Staffordshire when the metal flew on it
- The metal hit his leg and he fell to the ground before hobbling off the street
- The footage was released to urge people to securely attach items to their vehicles
A freeway worker was knocked off his feet when debris from a passing truck hit his leg.
Dashcam footage shows the worker working on an M6 upgrade in Staffordshire and falling in pain before getting up and limping away.
The worker escaped without serious injury, but Highways England released the footage to remind drivers of the dangers of not properly securing the load.
The road authority announced that items like a sofa, a king-size mattress, bicycle fence panels, and even a shed of vehicles have fallen, putting other drivers at risk and blocking major roads across the country.
A man working on modernizing the M6 in Staffordshire was thrown to the ground after a piece of metal was thrown into his leg by a truck
Pictured: The piece of metal that hit the worker. He did not suffer any major injuries, but Highways England has warned that items that are not properly attached to vehicles are a dangerous problem
After being knocked to the ground, he manages to get to his feet and limp off the road in front of the driver who stopped to make sure the worker was fine.
Highway workers have seen all sorts of dangerous things falling on some of the country's busiest streets, including a sofa, a king-size mattress, and even a bike.
Objects that fall off heavy commercial vehicles can block roads for hours and are dangerous for the safety of people.
Glenn Lamont, manager of the On Road team, who patrols streets in Cumbria, said objects often fall off vehicles if someone has bought something from social media and tries to transport it without a trailer.
"I have personally dealt with roof boxes, bicycles, sofas, LGV trailer roofs, a domestic oil tank and many other strange objects," he said.
The most unusual object he encountered was a 40-foot mast from a sailing ship that took two full lanes.
South Yorkshire-based Road Team Manager Rob Frost said his experience was no different from Mr. Lamont's.
He has reported dealing with items such as fence panels, a shed, tools, tool boxes, and motorcycle bags.
"We had top boxes – the entire contents of a family's top box were spread across three lanes of the M62 when they returned from vacation," said Frost.
Pictured: some barrels and other objects that previously fell from vehicles. Highways England reported that over 46,000 items were found on England's motorways and main roads A over a period of ten months
Pictured: A load that has fallen from the back of a truck. Objects falling from vehicles can block roads for hours and are unsafe for people
Highways England warned people planning a summer stay in the UK that their bicycles and roof boxes are securely attached to their vehicles.
They reported that over 46,000 items were found on England's highways and main roads A for over ten months.
They said: “The Highways England traffic officers in the region took care of everything from the mast to the double glazed door to windows and garden sheds.
“In addition to being let out of your pocket for your camping trip and possibly not having a tent, these items pose a major safety risk to other people on the street, including the traffic officials who assist them in cleaning up. & # 39;