Policeman in UK 'holds on' to lorry balancing on edge of motorway bridge

Martin Willis says he 'can't begin to describe' his relief when other emergency services arrived on the scene

Policeman in UK 'holds on' to lorry balancing on edge of motorway bridge

Image: West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service via Twitter

A lorry driver is recovering from a "terrifying ordeal" which saw his vehicle teeter over the edge of a busy motorway bridge in the UK.

Emergency services were called to the scene on the northbound carriageway of the A1(M) in West Yorkshire shortly before 6am on Friday after the lorry careered off the road in icy conditions.

Police Constable Martin Willis was first to respond to the accident and describe on Twitter how he had to hold on to stabilise the vehicle with the driver still trapped inside.

He added that he grabbed the vehicle to stop it swaying in the wind.

And he said he "couldn't begin to describe his relief" when crews from the local fire service arrived to assist, with the driver eventually rescued and taken to hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service tweeted: