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Pictured: Elderly man has lucky escape after Craigavon crash

The PSNI in Craigavon have given a "big shout out' to motorists who stopped at the scene of a serious crash on Sunday afternoon.

The collision involving an elderly driver happened on the Portadown off-slip of the M1 motorway.

Police released a picture on their Facebook page showing the crashed car against a broken tree.

"As you can see from the photo the driver had a very lucky escape," they posted.

Police, the Fire Brigade and the Ambulance Service were all called out to the scene.

The PSNI posted: "It was a wonderful sight pulling up in our Police car and seeing so many people already out and helping the elderly male involved including and off duty doctor."

They said a "special big thanks to the ladies at the scene who all pulled together to pull the tree off the car. We have some Superwomen in our mist."

The PSNI also urged everyone to "be careful of the roads, especially when they are wet and if you're feeling tired or ill, please pull over and take a break."

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