Gough and Norris boss Tony rescues woman from car crash

Tony Gough, owner of Gough and Norris Construction Ltd, with his truck after he rescued a woman from her car after it crashed on the M62 last week. The car rolled over 10 times and he stopped his truck to block off traffic and along with other lorry drivers rescued her from her sunroof.
Tony Gough, owner of Gough and Norris Construction Ltd, with his truck after he rescued a woman from her car after it crashed on the M62 last week. The car rolled over 10 times and he stopped his truck to block off traffic and along with other lorry drivers rescued her from her sunroof.
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A QUICK thinking driver rescued a woman from her car after it “cartwheeled” down the motorway.

Builder Tony Gough, of Lofthouse, was on the eastbound carriageway of the M62 when the car in front veered into the central crash barrier.

It flipped onto its roof, trapping the female driver inside.

The 59-year-old hero parked his truck across the lanes, along with two other lorry drivers, blocking the fast-moving oncoming traffic.

They then rushed to the car and rescued her through her sunroof.

They also managed to roll the car to the hard shoulder so other motorists could get on their way.

Mr Gough, of Gough and Norris Construction, on Lower York Street, Wakefield, said: “The car in front suddenly veered off to the crash barrier and cartwheeled about ten times.

“Me and two other lorry drivers ran to the car, which was facing up the fast lane.

“She managed to undo the latch on the sunroof and we pulled her out as I thought the car might explode from the fumes.

“I just leapt into action and relied on adrenaline.

“She was a very lucky girl.

“She was a youngish girl in her late 20s. The next morning the police rang me and said she only stayed in hospital overnight and had cuts and bruises.

“In my 40 plus years of driving I have never seen anything like it. It was like a stunt out of a movie.”

A police spokesman confirmed there was a crash on the M62, near the junction 33 slip road with the A612, shortly before 9am last Wednesday.

He added that one person received “slight injuries”.