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The Script save woman from car crash on M40

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Image caption The Script were on their way to Manchester when they witnessed the crash

Members of band The Script rescued a woman from her car after she crashed on the M40 motorway in Buckinghamshire.

The pop rock group were on their way from London to a gig in Manchester when they saw the car hit the central reservation and spin out of control.

Singer Danny O'Donoghue said the band ran to help, and pulled the woman out of her car once they saw smoke coming from the engine.

"It's all in a day's work," he told Manchester radio station Key103.

Hayley Cockman, 18, said she was in a state of shock after witnessing the crash, which happened at about 11.15 GMT near Beaconsfield.

"I suddenly saw a group of guys run onto the motorway," she said. "At first I thought it must have been their car and they'd all got out.

"Then I realised who the people were - they were the Script and they had just run out into the middle of the motorway to try and help the woman out of the completely smashed up car."

'Script fan'

O'Donoghue said they pulled the woman out of the car once they spotted smoke coming from the engine.

He told Key103: "You're never going to move somebody from an accident but if there's smoke coming from the engine then you want to get them out as quick as possible.

"The girl said she couldn't feel her legs.

"She was so weak, so we helped her to the side of the road, sat her down, put a jacket around her, gave her some drink and waited for the ambulance."

The band said the woman was a fan of The Script and asked for a photo before she was taken away in an ambulance.

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