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Did he think it was a flyover? Van vaults through air at roundabout

Lift-off: The van
careers through
the air on the A11 in
Norfolk. A witness
whose helmet cam
captured the
incident claims the
driver suffered only
minor injuries PICS: SWNS

THIS air-raising footage shows the ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ moment a speeding van takes off after crashing through a roundabout.

The silver Citroën was filmed weaving between traffic before heading straight across the junction — despite warning chevrons and road signs.

The raised edge of the roundabout sent it flying 12ft high through the air before it crashed to the ground, a YouTube video shows.

Danger: Citroën driver pulls over to pass white van

Uh-oh: It’s too late to avoid the side of roundabout

Motorcyclist Andy Daynes caught the footage on his helmet cam while travelling behind the van on the A11 at Attleborough, Norfolk.

‘I saw it all,’ said Mr Daynes, 35, from Norwich. ‘I pulled over with other drivers to see if he (the driver) was OK. He had to be cut out of the van, but he wasn’t badly hurt.

‘It is quite a bad roundabout, he just didn’t see what was coming.’ He said the driver was taken to hospital with ‘a few cuts and bruises’.

Bumpy ride: Van smashes into the cambered edge

Norfolk Police confirmed the incident happened on September 1. A spokesman said: ‘Three people were injured and taken to hospital. An investigation into the circumstances and manner of driving is ongoing.’

The 1980s US comedy Dukes Of Hazzard featured two brothers in a souped-up car named General Lee.

Flipping heck: Van on its side as it hits ground