Traffic officer holds lorry to stop it falling off bridge
Officer described how he clung onto a lorry hanging over a motorway bridge until help arrived.
A traffic officer has described how he clung onto a lorry hanging over a motorway bridge with his bare hands until help arrived.
PC Martin Willis was first on the scene of the accident where a lorry crashed off a bridge on the A1(M) in North Yorkshire early on Friday morning.
"1st on the scene of this collision on the #A1M this morning and faced with a vehicle balancing over the edge of a bridge with the driver trapped!" PC Willis tweeted after the incident.
"After holding on to the vehicle to stop it swaying in the wind I can't begin to describe my relief when @WYRFS arrived on scene!"
The driver of the vehicle was taken to hospital with serious but non life-threatening injuries in what police have described as a "terrifying ordeal".
The incident happened on the Northbound carriage between Bramham and Boston Spa and caused traffic delays.