Driver escapes horror M1 lorry smash with 'minor injuries'

How did they walk away from THIS? Driver cheats death to escape horror M1 lorry smash with ‘minor injuries’

  • A BMW was left mangled after crash by junction 24 for Loughborough yesterday
  • Emergency services rushed to treat the driver who remarkably wasn’t badly hurt
  • The collision caused long delays on the A453 and A50 for almost six hours

A BMW driver escaped death yesterday after somehow walking away from a horror motorway smash in which their car was crushed between two lorries. 

Shocking pictures show the crumpled remains of the damaged vehicle following the collision on the northbound slip road of the M1 at 3.30pm.

Emergency services rushed to the scene near junction 24 for Loughborough, Leicestershire, to free the motorist, who unbelievably escaped with just minor injuries.

A BMW driver had a miracle escape after their car was left a mangled wreck when it was crushed between two lorries in a horror motorway smash

Shocking pictures show the crumpled remains of the damaged vehicle following the collision on the northbound slip road of the M1 at 3.30pm yesterday

The casualty was taken to hospital as a precaution but was not seriously hurt despite the vehicle being almost completely crushed.

Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service posted the dramatic images on social media and shared details of the incident.

They wrote: ‘Today our crew attended a road traffic collision the incident involved two heavy goods vehicles and a car.

‘It was a complicated extraction but the casualty was freed and taken to hospital with only minor injuries.

‘Please remember to check your vehicle, before long journeys.’

Three other people in the same car were also taken to hospital, though East Midlands Ambulance Service said it was unable to confirm if the driver was a man or woman, or if children were among the four casualties, due to ‘patient confidentiality’.

A spokesperson said: ‘We received a call at 3.31pm on 5 August to the slip road at Junction 24 on the M1 Northbound. 

Emergency services rushed to the scene near junction 24 for Loughborough, Leicestershire, to free the motorist, who unbelievably escaped with just minor injuries

‘The caller reported that there had been a road traffic collision between two lorries and a car. We sent our Hazardous Area Response Team, a doctor in a car, two paramedics in cars and two crewed ambulances. 

‘The air ambulance was also in attendance. Four patients with minor injuries were taken by land ambulance to Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham for treatment.’

Leicestershire Police has been approached for comment. 

The collision involving the car and two HGVs caused long delays on the A453 and A50 for almost six hours. 

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