Crash barriers installed on the side of the A1 have provided vital cover for a man who was replacing a tyre on the hard shoulder.

The motorist had been driving on the road near Wetherby in Yorkshire when he needed to change his tyre and was looking for a spare when he turned round and saw a lorry heading straight towards him.

Luckily, he was able to jump over the crash barrier just before the vehicle smashed into his car, writing it off.

Traffic constable Rob Roberts said: "The motorist had an extremely lucky escape and fortunately he was uninjured in the incident. Something told him to look over his shoulder and if he hadn't, we could have been dealing with an extremely tragic outcome."

The Burton Mail recently reported that new security bollards could be required in the town after a bus crashed into one located in a pedestrian zone on the high street.

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