Driver's heart-stopping moment tyre blowout causes van to spin towards oncoming M62 traffic

The van ended up the wrong way round. Photo: @WYP_PCWILLIS/West Yorkshire Police/Twitter
The van ended up the wrong way round. Photo: @WYP_PCWILLIS/West Yorkshire Police/Twitter

The occupants of this van had a lucky escape on the M62 in Yorkshire today after a tyre failure caused it to spin and end up facing traffic the wrong way on the motorway.

Police revealed details of the incident on the M62 between Ainley Top and Brighouse this afternoon, where the silver van lost control and ended up facing the wrong way in lane 3 of the M62 motorway.

Officer PC Willis said: "The occupants of this vehicle had a lucky escape after tyre failure caused this vehicle to lose control and end up facing the wrong way in lane 3.

"Fortunately we were only minutes away and @HighwaysYORKS were able to set signs very quickly. A scary place to end up!! #M62"