A caravan wheel struck a car on the M62 motorway.

The wheel had fallen off a caravan that was being towed on the westbound carriageway.

It bounced over the central reservation barrier and hit a car travelling the other way.

The Nissan sustained serious damage in the incident, which happened near junction 29.

A twitter account run by Traffic Dave, part of the team that patrols the motorway, said: “A lucky escape for this motorist on the #M62 travelling Eastbound at J29!

“A wheel came off a caravan travelling on the Westbound carriageway, went over the central barriers and struck the Nissan.

“Slight injuries but could have been a lot worse.”