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  • 28 December 2013, 15:51

Driver's 'Incredible Escape' As Car Rips Apart

Rescue teams have described the survival of a driver whose car was ripped in half in a crash as an "incredible escape".

The car hit a motorway sign splitting it in half and sending the front and back ends in different directions.

No one was trapped in the vehicle following the Christmas Eve accident near junction 9A of the M11in Essex and firefighters said all that was needed was first aid at the scene.

Incident commander Nigel Webb, from Saffron Walden fire station, said: "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 on to the hard shoulder.

"This was simply an incredible escape for the driver."

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