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Driver stopped in M1 lane waiting for husband to be sick

BMW X5 came to a halt in lane three of busy motorway.

The vehicle parked safely in a service station following the incident

The vehicle parked safely in a service station following the incident

Date - 26th April 2017
By - Press Association
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A driver who stopped on the M1 because her husband felt sick has been given safety advice by motorway police.

Officers responding to reports of a pedestrian on the carriageway between junction 16, near Northampton, and Watford Gap services found a BMW X5 stopped in the outside lane, and the man in the roadworks.

Police in Northamptonshire asked the woman to drive to the services five miles away and followed behind, giving her husband a lift.

 

 

Officers with the East Midlands operational support services, which includes Northamptonshire and Leicestershire police forces, then tweeted a picture of the vehicle after the incident on Sunday.

A Leicestershire Police spokeswoman said: "The incident happened in the roadworks, where there is currently no hard shoulder, but officers say that motorists must wherever possible pull in to an area of safety and should not just stop in the carriageway, as clearly that could cause an accident or tailbacks."

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Anonymous

Anonymous - Wed, 26 April 2017
What a complete idiot to stop in lane 3.
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Bill

Bill - Fri, 28 April 2017
Sometimes, a live lane is all there is. Bring back hard shoulders.
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Rodney

Rodney - Wed, 03 May 2017
What a total plank. Didn't want her shinny BMW spoilt. Rather puke than written off!
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Bill

Bill - Tue, 06 June 2017
@Bill Absolutely!
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Bill

Bill - Tue, 06 June 2017
I agree that the offside lane is most inappropriate, but sometimes people need to stop. One might have a heart attack coming on, or severe leg cramps. On Smart (there's a laugh) Motorways, live lanes are all there are. I've adopted the only solution to this, I keep off Smart Motorways. I use alternative roads even though it can take longer.
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