A driver has been described as being "the luckiest person in the world" after a tyre came off a lorry and smashed through his windscreen.
It happened on the M6 in Lancashire near Leyland on Monday afternoon. The tyre came off an HGV on the opposite carriageway before bouncing across the central reservation and smashing through the windscreen of a white Peugeot.
It lodged itself between the driver and front passenger seat which had a baby seat installed - but luckily no child sitting in it.
The driver's young son had wanted to go with his dad but thankfully he wasn't able to as pictures showed the roof of the car having completely collapsed onto the boy's car seat.