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.