Storm Eunice: ‘Near death experience’ after lorry blows on to car in Derbyshire

Police say the occupants of a car had a ‘near death experience’ when a lorry blew over on top of their vehicle in Derbyshire amid Storm Eunice.

Friday, 18th February 2022, 5:40 pm

The incident happened on the A6 just north of Buxton at 2pm on Friday.

A spokesperson for Derbyshire Roads Policing Unit said: “Through no fault of their own, the occupants of the car had a near death experience when a lorry blew over on top of them on the A6 at Dove Holes.

“Amazingly there were only minor injuries and their dog was OK too.

Derbyshire Roads Policing Unit tweeted pictures of a dramatic Storm Eunice incident.

"Time to heed the warnings about Storm Eunice and stay at home,” they added.

The A6 had to be closed to allow specialist services to recover the lorry.

Following the incident, police urged drivers of high-sided vehicles to avoid exposed routes in Derbyshire – in particular across the Peak District.

They added: “With the current issues being caused by the wind and rain, unless you really need to travel then simply don't head out.”

Police say there were only minor injuries.

Storm Eunice is causing disruption across Derbyshire and the rest of the UK.

A Met Office amber wind warning ends at 9pm on Friday.

Members of the public are being urged to take notice of this vital public safety information.

And the dog was OK!