21:01 GMT29 November 2020
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    A recent traffic incident in Yorkshire proved that heroes live among us and that help might come quite unexpectedly.

    A van was driving on the A1(M) motorway in Yorkshire when it veered off the road and ended up swaying at the edge of a motorway bridge with the driver stuck inside.

    The incident could have ended dramatically, but police officer Martin Willis arrived at the scene right on time.

    The heroic policeman held on to the van with his bare hands to prevent it from falling off the bridge and waited until a fire brigade came to the rescue.

    Later on Twitter, Willis wrote that he was relieved when the help arrived.

    ​The officer was praised by his colleagues for his swift action that helped save the driver's life.

    ​Other social media users also thanked Willis for his heroic deed.

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    van, traffic incident, police, Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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