Crash driver's miracle escape

Picture by Jeffrey Newsome
Picture by Jeffrey Newsome

An amazing new picture shows just how lucky a driver was to walk away with minor injuries from a crash on the A64 yesterday.

The elderly man's BMW collided with an empty livestock transporter just outside Rillington at 3.40pm.

The BMW driver was cut from his car by the fire brigade but was able to walk himself to a waiting ambulance.

He was taken to York Hospital to be treated for minor injuries.

Police closed the road for more than three hours while the debris was cleared.