Couple in lucky escape as caravan towcar flips on M62
Towing on motorways can prove perilous
Tuesday, 29, May 2012 09:00
by Tom Lowenstein
Two caravanners were lucky to escape without injury last week after a serious accident left them trapped in their towcar.
A middle-aged man and woman had to be rescued by fire and ambulance crews after the vehicle they were using to tow their caravan flipped over while driving along the M62 near Huddersfield.
The Kia Sportage in question lost control while driving along the eastbound carriage of the motorway, the Huddersfield Daily Examiner reported.
After paramedics helped the couple escape through the rear of their vehicle they were taken by Air Ambulance to Leeds General Infirmary. Their injuries were thankfully not thought to be life threatening.
Fire crews then removed their car and caravan from the motorway, before clearing up a diesel spillage caused by the accident.
The crash, which happened at about 3pm on Friday evening, caused a 20-mile traffic jam all the way back to Manchester, with the motorway closed for two hours while the emergency services worked at the scene.
In related news, Chevrolet has offered some help to towcar owners by publishing its Top Tips for Safe Caravanning.