A young driver was trapped when his Vauxhall Astra collided with a semi on a busy English highway this morning. The small car became pinned beneath the truck's loaded trailer, but its driver was able to get out of the car without assistance from rescue workers.

That the young man escaped with only minor injuries is somewhat of a miracle. Parts of the heavy trailer jutted into the car's interior, and witnesses said the Vauxhall got dragged along a short stretch of roadway before the whole wreck came to rest.

Nonetheless, the Vauxhall's lucky driver was taken to the hospital to rule out further injury. Although shaken, the truck's driver was not injured.

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