Sheffield & South Yorkshire

Woodhead Pass crash: Driver 'lucky' to escape skewered car

Crashed car Image copyright South Yorkshire Police
Image caption The incident happened on the A628 Woodhead Pass at about 13.20 GMT

A motorist who crashed through a fence after skidding off a wet and icy road was "very lucky to walk away", say police.

Images posted online by South Yorkshire Police show a wooden fence post embedded in the windscreen of the BMW.

The incident happened on the A628 Woodhead Pass at about 13:20 GMT.

The force said: "This was a classic case of ambition outweighing ability and the driver was very lucky to walk away with minor injuries."

It added: "South Yorkshire's roads are extremely wet today with standing water in many places, including on the motorway.

"Please slow down - it really isn't worth risking your life."

Motorists have also been warned to be prepared for wintry conditions with snow falling on the Snake Pass.

Image copyright South Yorkshire Police

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