Lucky escape for M1 driver after metal object comes through windscreen

The incident happened on the M1 near Tibshelf.
The incident happened on the M1 near Tibshelf.

A driver had a lucky escape today on the M1 today after a metal object came through her windscreen.

The object - a brass joint - flew up from the southbound carriageway as the woman was approaching Tibshelf.

The impact of the joint was so great that it actually came through the windscreen and hit the woman in the chest.

Fortunately, the woman received only minor injuries.