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Driver's luck after crash with duck on A1 near Hatfield

Dead duck and flipped car in A1 crash Image copyright BCH Road Policing
Image caption The duck died in the crash with the car

A driver miraculously avoided serious injury after flipping his car while trying to avoid a duck on the A1.

The crash happened near Hatfield, in Hertfordshire, shortly before 07:00 BST on Sunday.

The Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire road policing unit tweeted the driver was "OK this time" but warned people to avoid swerving for wildlife. The duck died in the crash.

"A duck's life is far less valuable than yours," police said.

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