Huge sheet of ice smashes car windscreen after falling off moving lorry

This is the terrifying moment a huge sheet of ice smashed a car's windscreen after it sheered off the top of a moving lorry in the fast lane of a motorway.

Terrified nurse Laura Smith said she was "lucky to be alive" after she managed to control the car after it was hit by ice on the M6.

Mother-of-two Laura, 26, "feared for her life" when the sheet of solid ice flew from the roof of the lorry and shattered her windscreen. Dramatic dash cam footage shows the ice fly through the air and shatter on Laura's Peugeot 3008.

Laura, from Rugby, Warwickshire, is speaking out to raise awareness and encourage all drivers to check the roofs of their vehicles for ice.

Laura, a nurse at Coventry Hospital, said: "I could have died and feel so lucky.

"I was driving in the fast lane of the motorway and I feel fortunate that the only damage done was to the vehicle.

"I feel lucky to still be here and it is scary to think about what could have happened. It was very scary when it happened and I was in a real state of shock.

"It all happened incredibly quickly and I was very panicked.

She managed to stay composed enough to keep control of the car and steer it onto the hard shoulder.

A Warwickshire Police patrol car just so happened to be travelling behind her at the time of the near-miss.Officers offered to escort her home as she finished her journey with a dangerously smashed window.

Laura has described the moment the ice hit her car - and recalls thinking she was being attacked.

She said: "I thought someone had thrown something at me. I thought someone was trying to hurt me."I slowed down and put the hazard lights on so I could pull onto the hard shoulder. It was very scary and I was shaking."

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