Traffic officer hailed for averting M1 tragedy after driver falls unconscious
A police officer who brought an unconscious motorist's car to a halt by ramming it into a motorway safety barrier has been commended by his Chief Constable.
Leicestershire Police have released dramatic dash-cam footage of Pc Danny Pattison using his patrol car to prevent the Peugeot 208 veering across the M1 after its driver lapsed into a diabetic coma.
Pc Pattison was forced to intervene to save the woman, and a young child who was in the back seat, after seeing her "staring at the roof" of her vehicle with her head thrown back.
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