‘Superman’ Police Officer Holds Van As It Dangles Off Bridge With Driver Trapped Inside

A police officer has been hailed a hero for holding on to a van as it dangled off a bridge with the driver trapped inside.

PC Martin Willis was the first to arrive at the scene on the A1(M) in West Yorkshire and grabbed hold of one of its rear tyres to keep it still and calm the driver, stuck in the vehicle’s cab.

He tweeted he could not describe his relief when West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue arrived to take control and pull it back on to the road.

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! After holding on to the vehicle to stop it swaying in the wind I can’t begin to desribe my relief when @WYFRS arrived on scene! pic.twitter.com/E8ilktlOl7

— Motorway Martin (@WYP_PCWILLIS) December 1, 2017

The fire brigade rescued the driver who is now recovering in hospital. “It must have been a terrifying ordeal,” they said.

Nottinghamshire officer PC Pace told Willis: “Your superman cape isn’t in this photo though! Must have come off in the fracas!”

Your superman cape isn’t in this photo though! Must have come off in the fracas!

— PC Adam Pace (@PCAdamPace) December 2, 2017

Wallis cemented his Superman credentials with modesty and polite advisories to people driving.

“It’s not going to be as cold tonight but beware,” he said. “As there is still the potential for ice if skies clear. Drive carefully.”

Good evening. Thank you very much to everyone that has tweeted such kind words to me about the collision on the A1M this morning! Very much appreciated! It’s not going to be as cold tonight but beware as there is still the potential for ice if skies clear. Drive carefully.

— Motorway Martin (@WYP_PCWILLIS) December 1, 2017 …read more

Source:: The Huffington Post – UK Tec

      

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