Elderly woman filmed driving wrong way down dual carriageway slip road

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A quick-thinking HGV driver prevented disaster after coming across an elderly woman driving the wrong way down a dual carriageway slip road.

Upon spotting the car attempting to join the A43 from the wrong way, the trucker manoeuvred his vehicle slowly onto the joining road and came to a stop in front of the gold car.

While at first the car doesn't move, when the lorry driver further advances, the elderly woman appears to realise her mistake and slowly starts to reverse back along the slip road, almost colliding with the roadside barrier.

Once she is safely on the hard shoulder, the HGV driver returns to the dual carriageway in order to continue his journey.

Footage of the incident, which took place on April 19, was uploaded onto YouTube by the driver's son, and has since been viewed thousands of times.