Driver's quick thinking saves life after Uttoxeter A50 crash
THESE horrifying pictures shows how lucky a driver was to escape with only minor injuries after her car was crushed by the trailer of a lorry.
The chilling images were taken by West Midlands Ambulance Service personnel shortly after a lorry in the outside lane of the A50 dual carriageway toppled on to a Nissan Micra near the Mcdonald's in Uttoxeter.
The 20-year-old female driver of the Micra told ambulance staff she realised what was happening and managed to get her seatbelt off and roll on to her side in a foetal position.
Ambulance bosses say the act of quick thinking, which allowed the woman to scramble out of the passenger side of the car, probably saved her life.
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A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The lorry was pulling a trailer which toppled over onto the car pushing the roof down into the passenger compartment.
“Given the level of damage to the car, had she not had the presence of mind to act the way that she did, the level of injury would certainly have been serious if not worse.
“It is fair to say that her quick thinking probably saved her life.
The woman suffered a hand injury and was taken to a specialist clinic at Royal Derby Hospital after being assessed at the scene.
The lorry driver was uninjured but said to be left shaken by the incident.