'Lucky escape' after car hit by caravan wheel on M62 in Lofthouse

These pictures show the damage caused to a car when it was hit by the wheel that had come off a caravan travelling in the opposite direction of the M62.

A tyre from a caravan travelling in the opposite direction hit the car on the M62 (PIC: WYP Traffic Police)

The incident happened on Sunday (November 4) at around 2pm when the Nissan car was travelling eastbound at junction 29 for Lofthouse.

A caravan, travelling westbound, lost its wheel, which flew over the central reservation before hitting the car.

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The driver of the Nissan escaped with slight injuries.

West Yorkshire Police traffic officer @WYP_TrafficDave said on Twitter "A lucky escape for this motorist on the #M62 travelling Eastbound at J29!

"A wheel came off a caravan travelling on the Westbound carriageway, went over the central barriers and struck the Nissan.

A tyre from a caravan travelling in the opposite direction hit the car on the M62 (PIC: WYP Traffic Police)

"Slight injuries but could have been a lot worse."

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A tyre from a caravan travelling in the opposite direction hit the car on the M62 (PIC: WYP Traffic Police)