Audi driver's lucky escape after horror crash that left car wedged under lorry on A42

An Audi driver had a lucky escape after a crash left his car stuck underneath a lorry. The A42 northbound side between Junction 11 and 12 near Ashby was closed following the collision involving the black Audi and the truck, at around 1pm today, Thursday, January 14. Incredibly the driver of the car was freed before the fire services arrived.

Ashby Fire Station has released images of the crash which shows the front of the car wedged underneath the lorry. Four fire crews from Ashby, Coalville, Castle Donington, and the Technical Rescue Team attended the scene. Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service received an initial call from Leicestershire police advising it that the crash involving a car and a lorry had happened, with reports that one person trapped as a result.

The car was seen to be ‘smoking’ after the accident, which meant firefighters has to spray it with water to dampen it down when they arrived. It was later revealed by Ashby firefighters that the driver amazingly walked away with no injuries. The A42 remains blocked northbound between Junction 12 and Junction 13 with standing traffic from Junction 11.

Drivers are being urged to find alternative routes while the scene is cleared

Here are the images released by the fire service:

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