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Miracle escape for driver after truck flattens car on icy motorway

A car is wedged between a concrete barrier and a truck on a US highway. Credit: Lt. Jimmy Carpenter/Bethel Township Fire Department via AP

A driver involved in a crash with a truck had a miraculous escape on Sunday after their car was almost completely crushed against a motorway’s central reservation.

The fire department for Bethel Township in Ohio in the United States, shared images of the incident, which they described as a “significant entrapment”, after an accident in heavy snow on the I-70 highway.

Pictures show the rear of the car lifted high into the air while the roof, including the area where passengers and driver would be seated, was almost flattened between the truck and concrete wall.

No one was seriously injured Credit: Lt Jimmy Carpenter/Bethel Township Fire Department via AP

“There were no serious injuries and weather did play a significant role in the crash,” the fire department reported in a later post.

Local media said the driver was taken to hospital but is expected to be OK.

Many on Facebook questioned how the motorist had made it out of the crash alive.

The car came to rest between a concrete barrier and a semi-trailer Credit: Lt Jimmy Carpenter/Bethel Township Fire Department via AP

“Somebody had their guardian angel working overtime,” wrote one person.

Another said his wife had driven past the crash and “watched at least one man crawl out of the Chevy Cruze”.