Driver's miracle escape after tyre blow-out on M1 in Northamptonshire

Firefighters spend more than an hour cutting the roof off Ford Fiesta to rescue trapped motorist

Friday, 26th March 2021, 12:33 pm
Updated Friday, 26th March 2021, 12:36 pm

Police revealed a driver had a miracle escape after his vehicle suffered a blow out on the M1 in Northamptonshire last night.

The northbound motorway was closed near Daventry, between junction 17 and junction 18, while firefighters spent more than an hour cutting the occupant out of the Ford Fiesta following the smash.

Reports from Northamptonshire Police later revealed the 25-year-old suffered only minor injuries.

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Firefighters cut the driver out of this Ford after last night's smash which closed the M1 in Northamptonshire

The driver of a silver Mercedes E class also involved in the smash was arrested on suspicion of driving while disqualified and having no insurance.

A spokesman for Northamptonshire Fire & Rescue Service said: "Appliances from Long Buckby and Daventry were called to the incident at 6.54pm last night.

"The crews used hydraulic cutting equipment to remove the side and roof of the vehicle in order for the driver to be released."

Traffic was diverted via the A45 and A5 for around three hours while the motorway was closed.

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