The vehicle missed the turn off and carried out a manoeuvre which resulted in knocking a lamppost down.
The incident which took place on the A50 was shared by police.
Police in Derbyshire said:
‘A50 eastbound junction 4 off slip.
‘Driver forgets his exit and does a last minute dash then runs out of talent.
‘Lamp post 1 Seat 0
‘Lamp post snapped off and only being held up by the vehicle.
‘Driver reported for Due Care offence.