Driver's lucky escape after car crashes through fence in wet and icy conditions on Woodhead Pass

A driver had a lucky escape after skidding off a major road between Sheffield and Manchester in the wet and icy weather.

South Yorkshire Police Operational Support said they were called to the A628 Woodhead Pass after a BMW 3 Series crashed through a fence into a field.

The car after the crash. Picture: SYP Operational Support

The car after the crash. Picture: SYP Operational Support

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Part of the fence smashed straight through the windscreen of the vehicle but the driver only suffered minor injuries.

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In a statement, the operational support team said: “This was a classic case of ambition outweighing ability and the driver was very lucky to walk away with minor injuries.

The car after the crash. Picture: SYP Operational Support

The car after the crash. Picture: SYP Operational Support

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“South Yorkshire's roads are extremely wet today with standing water in many places, including on the motorway.

“Please slow down – it really isn't worth risking your life.”