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Man uses FALSE LEG to try to smash windscreen of lorry to rescue driver in Storm Doris

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A man used his false leg to smash the windshield of an overturned lorry in a bid to free the driver during Storm Doris. Craig Nairn, who had to have his leg amputated because of a road accident, tried to break the glass[2] after the lorry ended up on its side during 80mph winds yesterday on the outskirts of Ruskington. Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner, Stuart Tweedale and Mr Nairn were driving along the B1188 near Ruskington when they came across the lorry on its side shedding diesel with a load of straw bales.

READ MORE: Watch huge tree come crashing down onto A57[3]

Thanks Craig for the loan of the hammer lorry overturned B1188 Driver safe. @LincolnshirePCC @lincspolice pic.twitter.com/O0qgrpqylz
— Stuart Tweedale (@Aviation_Stu) February 23, 2017[4][5][6][7]

With the lorry on its side, the two men could not get the driver out so took the decision to smash the windscreen of the cab.
Letting agent Craig told the BBC: “I had a bad accident and lost my leg above the knee, so it’s scary, very scary. “I thought it would probably help a bit and it did.

We managed to break away a bit more glass – I ripped me trousers like. But there you go. It saved a man’s life so it’s definitely worth it.”

Craig grabbed a hammer[8] after using his false leg and Stuart smashed the windscreen before pulling the driver to safety and helping him away from the crash scene. Police boss Stuart Tweedale said: “I was just doing what any normal person would do and having Craig there made it so much easier to get the driver out.

“You just never know what’s going to happen and I thought that diesel and straw was certainly not a good combination so it was best to get the poor driver out as soon as possible.” He continued: “Thankfully I don’t think he was injured but a little shaken by the experience.” Fire services attended and an ambulance was called but cancelled as the driver was not seriously injured.

The road was temporarily closed to allow for recovery of the lorry.


  1. ^ Comments (0) (www.lincolnshirelive.co.uk)
  2. ^ tried to break the glass (www.lincolnshirelive.co.uk)
  3. ^ Watch huge tree come crashing down onto A57 (www.lincolnshirelive.co.uk)
  4. ^ @LincolnshirePCC (twitter.com)
  5. ^ @lincspolice (twitter.com)
  6. ^ pic.twitter.com/O0qgrpqylz (t.co)
  7. ^ February 23, 2017 (twitter.com)
  8. ^ hammer (www.lincolnshirelive.co.uk)

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