1. ITV Report

Delivery driver forces out of control lorry to safety

Photo: Avon and Somerset Police

Police have praised the actions of a quick thinking delivery driver after she successfully managed to force another vehicle off the motorway and into safety near Taunton.

Dawn Leonard noticed a lorry ahead of her was veering towards the central reservation and quickly drove her own vehicle in between the HGV and the barriers.

The other driver was unresponsive and was slipping in and out of consciousness.

She made contact with the lorry and managed to slow it down and force it onto the hard shoulder and away from a number of cars.

It eventually came to stop on a grass verge.

“You never know how you’re going to react in these kinds of situations and I couldn’t sit without doing anything. Had he hit cars or the barrier it would be anyone’s guess what could’ve happened.”

– Dawn Leonard

The driver was taken to hospital but later discharged with no injuries.