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​Van Driver Escapes With 'Very Slight Injuries' After Being Crushed Between Two Lorries On Motorway

​Van Driver Escapes With 'Very Slight Injuries' After Being Crushed Between Two Lorries On Motorway

A van driver managed to escape with only 'very slight injuries' after he was crushed in between two vehicles in a motorway crash.

The crash happened on the M1 on Friday 2 October, with the driver of the mangled van told to 'get a lottery ticket' as he'd been so lucky to survive.

Leicester Police told LADbible that they were called at 10.14am on Friday 2 October to a collision involving two heavy goods vehicles and a van, between junction 20 and junction 21 Northbound on the M1.

One driver was taken to hospital with minor injuries, and both carriageways were closed while it was dealt with.

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A photo of the smash has since been shared on social media, having been posted on Facebook by Wareham Fire Station.

Credit: Wareham Fire Station
Credit: Wareham Fire Station

The post said: "On the M1 on Friday, Leicester Police were called to this RTC.

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"The driver of the van in the middle (yes that's a van) was told to get a lottery ticket as he only received very slight injuries.

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"Please let's all be careful out there today while out on the roads."

The same image was also posted to the Idiot UK Drivers Exposed Facebook page earlier today, where it's since racked up more than 1,700 reactions and a thousand shares.

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Social media users were stunned by the photo of the scene, which shows the completely crumpled van between two lorries, with many shocked at just how 'lucky' the driver was.

One person commented: "Wow yes luck was really with him, very very lucky to have walked away from this."

Another Twitter user wrote: "How awful. This is always my fear while on the motorway in a car and on a motorcycle."

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A third said: "Good to hear that the van driver is ok (slight injuries).

"Be careful on the roads. Drive to the conditions of the road and the weather."

Pointing out that while the driver survived, he was still hurt in the incident, a fourth person added said: "The fact that the driver was still injured and wasn't even in the van says how serious this was.

"It also highlights how dangerous the hard shoulder is and is a perfect example of this danger and why you should never stay with your vehicle on the hard shoulder if you can safely move up the embankment."

Featured Image Credit: Wareham Fire Station

Topics: UK News, News, Car Crash

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Jess Hardiman

Jess is a journalist at LADbible who graduated from Manchester University with a degree in Film Studies, English Language and Linguistics - indecisiveness at its finest, right there. She also works for FOODbible and its sister page Seitanists, which are both a safe haven for her to channel a love for homemade pasta, fennel and everything else in between. You can contact Jess at editorial@ladbible.com.