A woman has escaped serious injury after her car was crushed by a lorry trailer in Uttoxeter.
The crash happened at 8.30am this morning (June 26) on the A50 and saw a Nissan Micra crushed when the HGV toppled over on the exit of a roundabout.
Ambulance crews said only the woman’s quick reactions prevented her from being seriously injured.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: .“The lorry was pulling a trailer which toppled over onto the car pushing the roof down into the passenger compartment.
“The 20-year-old woman in the car told ambulance staff that she realised what was happening and managed to get her seatbelt off and roll onto her side in a foetal position. By the time the rapid response vehicle arrived she had managed to scramble out of the car via the passenger side.
“Given the level of damage to the car, had she not had the presence of mind to act the way that she did, the level of injury would certainly have been serious if not worse. It is fair to say that her quick thinking probably saved her life.”
She suffered a hand injury in the crash and was taken to the specialist hand injury clinic at Royal Derby Hospital. The lorry driver was uninjured.