Lucky escape for driver as van crashes into lorry on M62

These pictures show how a van driver had a lucky escape after a crash on the M62 involving a lorry.

The pictures of the smash were posted on Twitter by West Yorkshire Police Officer PC David Cant.

Pictures of the M62 crash involving a van a nd a lorry (Pictures by Traffic_Dave/West Yorkshire Police)

Pictures of the M62 crash involving a van a nd a lorry (Pictures by Traffic_Dave/West Yorkshire Police)

A crumpled van, smashed window screens and the airbag showed the aftermath of the crsah that happened in the early hours of this morning.

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PC Cant confirmed that the there were no injuries sustianed in the crash on the motorway at junction 23.

West Yorkshire Police's road policing unit is responsible for the policing of the road network throughout the Force, an area of 2029 km2 with a population of approximately 2,108,000 people.

Pictures of the M62 crash involving a van a nd a lorry (Pictures by Traffic_Dave/West Yorkshire Police)

Pictures of the M62 crash involving a van a nd a lorry (Pictures by Traffic_Dave/West Yorkshire Police)

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Within this area there are roads of all types including one of the busiest motorway networks in Europe.

This network includes the M62 Trans-Pennine motorway; the highest and the most congested in the country.

As well as the M62 the unit also cover the M1, M621, M606, A1 and A1(M); a total distance of over 213 carriageway miles in some of the most challenging of environments.

Safer Roads Officers are part of a larger team of officers and operate from two strategically placed bases to cover the Force area; including the motorway network and to maximize the use of the resources available at any one time.

This co-location helps to facilitate effective relationships with local NPT and Response Commanders to jointly tackle local issues.

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