Driver survives motorway ladder

PUBLISHED: 02:03 25 January 2007 | UPDATED: 10:31 24 May 2010

A MOTORIST had a lucky escape when he hit a ladder in the middle of the M5. John Flint, of Church Road, Worle, was travelling towards Bridgwater on January 2 when his car hit a ladder lying across the centre and outside lanes of the motorway between junc

A MOTORIST had a lucky escape when he hit a ladder in the middle of the M5. John Flint, of Church Road, Worle, was travelling towards Bridgwater on January 2 when his car hit a ladder lying across the centre and outside lanes of the motorway between junctions 22 and 23.John said: "My car was extensively damaged and I am now faced with a £3,000 bill and have probably lost my 40 years of no claims bonus. "It's lucky nobody was injured and I'm thankful my car stayed on the road."The carriageway was brought to a standstill for a short time while debris was removed. Police are investigating the incident. John added: "I would be grateful if anyone would contact the police if they have information. It could have been serious and I am sure someone out there knows where the ladder came from.

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