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Motorway crash driver's 'incredible' escape

A car crashed into a motorway sign Credit: ECFRS

A driver had an "incredible" escape after a car crashed into a large motorway sign on the M11.

It happened near Great Chesterford on Christmas Eve.

Firefighter Nigel Webb, from Saffron Walden, described it as "simply an incredible escape for the driver".

He added: "The vehicle had left the road and collided with a large motorway sign, the impact effectively sliced the vehicle in half sending the front of the vehicle into the nearside bushes and the rear half onto the hard shoulder."

No one was trapped in the vehicle and first aid was given at the scene to two people.

Pedestrian injured as wheel falls off bus

Police are investigating after a pedestrian was injured when a wheel fell off a bus at Great Chesterford railway station in Essex today.

A private 27-seater bus was preparing to stop at the station shortly before 9am when a rear wheel and tyre became detached.

The wheel bumped up a kerb and struck a woman on the shoulder. The woman, who is aged 20 and from Hertford Heath, Hertfordshire, was not thought to be seriously injured and was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital as a precaution.

The 56-year-old bus driver, who is from Bishop’s Stortford, has been reported on suspicion of driving a vehicle in a dangerous condition and the bus has been recovered for examination by VOSA, the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency.