Police have unveiled images of a car left in ruins after a van rammed into it from behind while it was parked on the roadside due to a breakdown, cautioning motorists about the hazards of halting in precarious locations.

In a timely announcement on X before the holiday travel surge, Essex Police strongly advised drivers to vacate their vehicles if they unexpectedly need to stop. Their statement emphasized, “ALWAYS EXIT TO SAFETY IF YOUR VEHICLE BREAKS DOWN IN A HAZARDOUS SPOT. In a fortunate turn of events, the driver of the stranded Focus on the A13 at Stanford Le Hope did just that, promptly calling emergency services while alerting oncoming traffic. “Regrettably, a van driver’s lack of attention resulted in a collision, sending both vehicles careening into the bushes,” the force added in a subsequent tweet featuring the equally damaged van. “Fortunately,” they added, “there were no severe injuries, and the careless driver will face consequences.”

This incident coincides with the RAC’s findings indicating that nearly 80% of UK drivers would inadvertently endanger themselves when their vehicles break down on highways and they stop on the hard shoulder. Research by the motoring organization revealed that only 22% of 1,900 surveyed drivers would take the correct safety measures on a cold, rainy night by positioning themselves behind their vehicle, ideally shielded by a barrier if available. “Alarmingly,” the RAC noted, “11% stated they would remain inside their vehicle, placing them at significant risk if another vehicle were to collide with them.”

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