Shocking pictures show damage after bonnet of car opens while travelling 70mph on M62 near Leeds

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These dramatic images show the damage the bonnet of a car can do if it opens up while travelling at high speed down a busy motorway.

A West Yorkshire Police traffic officer dealt with a car that this happened to on in the early hours on Tuesday, August 21 on the M62 near Leeds.

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It happened on the eastbound carriageway near junction 26 of the M62, and a temporary lane closure had to be put in place until the vehicle could be safely removed.

The officer posted on Twitter to highlight the danger to other motorists.

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The bonnet opened while the driver was travelling at 70mph! PIC: West Yorkshire Police

The bonnet opened while the driver was travelling at 70mph! PIC: West Yorkshire Police

He said: "The view out of your windscreen when your bonnet pops open at 70mph!

"Thanks to @HighwaysYORKS who set a lane 1 closure to allow us to get the car out of the live lane into the emergency refuge area. #M62"

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The bonnet opened while the driver was travelling at 70mph! PIC: West Yorkshire Police

The bonnet opened while the driver was travelling at 70mph! PIC: West Yorkshire Police

The bonnet opened while the driver was travelling at 70mph! PIC: West Yorkshire Police

The bonnet opened while the driver was travelling at 70mph! PIC: West Yorkshire Police