[27 NOV 00]
CRIMES, FIRES & ACCIDENTS
Driver In Miracle
driver had a miraculous escape when he was thrown from his van and
landed in the middle lane of the M6.
crash happened on the southbound carriageway between junction 4
and the Corley services at 8.50pm on Friday.
driver of the Mercedes van overtook another vehicle and lost
control shortly afterwards.
van hit the nearside crash barrier, and the driver was thrown
landed in the central lane of the motorway as his van span around
and ended up in the hard shoulder, facing the wrong direction.
Ford Fiesta travelling behind swerved to avoid the man and
collided with his van.
Colin Rust said:
the driver of the Mercedes was not hit by any other vehicle as
far as we can tell.
was protected by an HGV which stopped in front of him."
driver was taken then to George Eliot hospital for treatment to
appealed for witnesses to come forward, in particular the driver
of a Post Office van, who was overtaken before the accident.
driver stopped for a while, but left the scene before police were
able to take their details.