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Bizarre moment motorist drives into a man who ends up on the bonnet before the vehicle knocks a woman over during Storm Babet flooding


  • Man was forced to jump on to the bonnet of a car driving through floodwaters
  • Same vehicle collided with woman on Nottingham Road in Ilkeston, Derbyshire
  • She was sent flying backwards into the water in the aftermath of Storm Babet 
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The bizarre moment a man jumped on to the bonnet of a moving car moments before the vehicle knocked a woman over has been captured in chaotic footage taken during the aftermath of Storm Babet. 

In the video, the motorist is seen driving down Nottingham Road in Ilkeston, Derbyshire, on October 21 following days of relentless rain. 

A man raises his arms in an attempt to block the vehicle, but is forced to jump on to the bonnet after the driver shows no signs of slowing down. 

As another bystander tries to intervene, the car collides with a woman and sends her flying backwards into the dirty floodwater. 

The man on the bonnet is understood to have been trying to stop cars from making waves that would increase the water level in his flooded home. 

Shocking footage has captured the moment a man was forced to jump on to the bonnet of a car

Shocking footage has captured the moment a man was forced to jump on to the bonnet of a car 

A witness, who wished to remain anonymous, said: ‘[There was] a lot of screaming and “Oh my Gods”.’

‘I went outside as the floods were pretty bad and was on the scene for about five minutes before the incident happened. 

‘The Volvo driver pulled up to the barriers where the road was closed – unsure who closed it.’

The man raised his arms in an attempt to block the vehicle but was forced to jump on to the bonnet after the driver showed no signs of stopping.

The man raised his arms in an attempt to block the vehicle but was forced to jump on to the bonnet after the driver showed no signs of stopping.

Neither the man or woman appeared seriously injured, according to the witness, who added that the woman was ‘very wet’ following her tumble. 

‘When I got back to the scene after leaving about 30 minutes later she was walking around the road with a dressing gown on,’ they said. 

Despite witnesses shouting to call emergency services, the person who captured the footage said neither police or an ambulance arrived.



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