/The moment van hits traffic cone chucked into dual carriageway by yobs

The moment van hits traffic cone chucked into dual carriageway by yobs

A motorway camera caught two people kicking and throwing traffic cones and lights into the middle of a dual carriageway, one of which was hit by a passing vehicle. 

The footage was captured on a slip road of the A494 near Saughall in North Wales on Monday, February 10, at 3:15am.

The camera shows one lane of the slip road was closed off by several traffic cones, some with lights mounted on them to warn motorists of the danger.

Two people put their own safety, and that of motorists, at risk, by walking down the road and pushing and kicking the cones over as well as throwing the lights to the ground.

One of them tries to push over a cone, but fails
(Image: Traffic Wales)
They then throw one of the cones into the carriageway
(Image: Traffic Wales)

One of the pair then picked up the final cone and threw it into the outside lane of the A494 before they both walk away and watch from a wooded area on the verge.

Three vehicles passed by in the inside lane before a fourth drove directly into the cone. The video shows the driver slamming their brakes on and pulling over to the side of the road. Luckily, no one was injured.

Several vehicles pass by safely
(Image: Traffic Wales)
But one collides with the traffic cone
(Image: Traffic Wales)

The footage was shared in a tweet by Traffic Wales, the Welsh Government traffic information service, which said that Storm Ciara “wasn’t the only challenge we encountered causing a hindrance with falling trees, flooding & debris last weekend”.

The tweet also said that the obstruction to the carriageway could have caused “a serious collision”.

A Welsh Government spokesperson said: “This reckless behaviour could endanger motorists in treacherous driving conditions. Traffic officers will approach any pedestrians spotted interfering with road safety measures and advise them to leave the area.”

North Wales Police have been informed of the incident.

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