He has been branded “Superman” by his colleagues and U.K. Police Officer Martin Willis has simply said that he was doing his job.
The first on the scene of a crash, Willis found the vehicle balanced precariously on a ledge with its driver trapped inside in West Yorkshire on Friday morning.
Willis held the vehicle as it teetered on the brink until firefighters arrived to complete the rescue.
Posting on Twitter, the officer said he could not “begin to describe his relief” when help arrived.
He said: “First on the scene of a collision on the A1(M) this morning and faced with a vehicle balancing over the edge of a bridge with the driver trapped.
“After holding on to the vehicle to stop it swaying in the wind I can’t begin to describe my relief when West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue arrived on scene.”
The Independent reported that the van driver was freed from the vehicle and later taken to Leeds General Infirmary, where his condition was described as “serious, but not life-threatening”.
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