Coventry & Warwickshire

M6 driver's 'miraculous' lorry escape

Car wedged beneath a lorry trailer on the M6
Image caption Ambulance staff said the woman had a "miraculous escape" to come away with minor scratches

A woman escaped with minor scratches after the car she was driving became wedged under a lorry and was dragged a distance down a motorway.

A car and a lorry collided on the M6 in Staffordshire between junctions 15 and 16 at about 11:45 BST on Friday.

Emergency crews found a car stuck under the lorry's trailer and said it may have travelled a "few hundred yards" like that before the vehicles stopped.

West Midlands Ambulance crews said the car driver had a "miraculous escape".

A spokesman for the service said: "The woman driving the car, believed to be in her 20s, had a very fortunate escape and suffered only minor scratch wounds.

"Considering the damage to the vehicle and the circumstances of the crash, the woman is extremely fortunate not to have suffered more serious injuries.

"A very miraculous escape."

The lorry driver was not injured in the incident.

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