A LUCKY driver walked away with only a scratched nostril after a fence publish skewered his windscreen when he crashed in snow yesterday.
Jordan Middleton-Moore, 24, thanked his “guardian angel” after the 6ft picket stake got here inside inches of killing him.
Surprised Jordan, who repeatedly rolled after clipping a kerb and shedding management, sat shivering after coming to a standstill — earlier than filming how shut he had come to loss of life.
Footage exhibits blood trickling from his nostril wound, with the publish resting between the driving force and passenger seats. His escape got here as snow fell throughout the UK, hitting swathes of the North and even elements of the South, together with Brighton.
Jordan, of Sheffield, was doing 55mph on the Woodhead Go within the Peak District when he was hit by a whiteout. He mentioned: “It was the scariest factor I’ve ever skilled. I needs to be lifeless. The publish narrowly missed my head.”
Motorists have been additionally warned of hazardous situations in different elements of the Peak District and Pennines.
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The Snake Go between Manchester and Sheffield was among the many major routes affected as gritters have been out throughout Derbyshire. The Tan Hill Inn in North Yorkshire, Britain’s highest pub at 1,732ft, was among the many first to be coated.
Within the South, rail passengers confronted delays due to ice.
Temperatures have been forecast to rise from -5C within the South final night time in direction of the 10C November common right this moment.