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Watch: Lorry in close call after car pulls out of junction at last minute

A lorry driver had a lucky escape on a busy Northern Ireland road after a car pulled out of a junction at the last minute.

Lorry driver Barry Kirkland had just left the Moira Roundabout around 8.45am on Wednesday and was travelling along the A26 to Nutt's Corner when the small white car pulled out of the junction.

Mr Kirkland, who is from Dungannon, said that the driver was lucky not to be killed.

"She pulled straight out in front of me," he said.

"You can't really tell in the video but she was right down at my bumper and I was forced to swerve the lorry to avoid her and the back two wheels of the lorry lifted of the ground.

"If I hadn't been able to swerve then I would have ploughed straight into her and killed her."

Mr Kirkland said that he considered reporting the driver to police, but had been unable to identify the license plate of the car from his dashcam footage.

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