Heroic stranger saves lorry crash driver

A lucky lorry driver who got trapped in a 44-tonne overturned truck has walked away from the crash without a single serious injury.

The Normanby le Wold woman, who has asked not to be named, was left dangling in her lorry cab, being strangled by her seatbelt when a quick-thinking driver came to her rescue.

Heroic driver Chris Parr had seen the terrifying crash on the A1028 at Skendleby, near Spilsby.

Without a second thought, Chris smashed the window of the lorry cab and found the woman, 38, screaming inside.

He somehow managed to pull her to safety. She was 
left with just stiffness and bruising.

The brave lorry driver has not even been shaken by the crash.

She said: “Lots of lorries go over, it happens to a lot of people.

“It’s not a big deal.”

She added: “I would like to say thank you very much to him (Chris), and his partner.

“And a big thank you to everyone else who stopped.”

Chris -who had been on a day trip to the area with his wife Fiona - was driving behind the lorry when it toppled over spilling its load of grain shortly after 3.30pm on Monday, June 10.

He said: “I saw the lorry begin to topple, the wheels started lifting then all of a sudden the cab went over.

“It was almost like it was in slow motion - it was surreal.

“I ran down the bank, smashed the window and 
the woman was screaming inside.

“She was hanging on her side, being strangled by the seatbelt.

“I supported her for ages and ages and then managed to get her out.”

Despite his bravery, Chris, who is from Burton on Trent, says he does not want any praise for his actions.

He said: “Anyone would have done the same.”

The woman was taken to Boston Pilgrim Hospital to be checked over.

Lincolnshire Police closed the road for about four hours.

It reopened at about 8.30pm after a farmer removed the grain.

Initial reports suggested firefighters had been called to free the trapped woman.

But Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue has since confirmed she was outside the cab when they arrived.