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Police officer stops van falling off bridge using hands

PC Martin Willis stopped the van falling off the an A1(M) embankment Willis - known as Motorway Martin - has downplayed his heroics on social media Driver was rushed to Leeds General Infirmary with non-life threatening injuries Happened close to junction 44 for Aberford and Bramham, near Leeds

By Charlie Bayliss For Mailonline

Published: 13:12 GMT, 2 December 2017 | Updated: 13:12 GMT, 2 December 2017

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A hero police officer managed to stop a van leaning over the edge of a motorway bridge by hanging onto the vehicle with his bare hands.

PC Martin Willis - known as Motorway Martin - managed to cling onto the vehicle long enough so that emergency services managed to help free the trapped driver.

It is believed the male driver lost control of the vehicle when it nearly plummeted down an A1(M) embankment near Leeds.

The driver was rushed to Leeds General Infirmary but his injuries are not deemed to be life-threatening.  

The driver was rushed to Leeds General Infirmary but his injuries are not deemed to be life-threatening

The driver was rushed to Leeds General Infirmary but

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