A car driver had a lucky escape after being involved in a head-on collision with a tractor and trailer outside the Royal Air Force (RAF) base in Mildenhall, Suffolk in the UK.
Emergency services were called to the scene last Saturday (September 24), at 12:24p.m after reports of a collision between a tractor and trailer, and a car on the A1101.
It’s understood both drivers escaped the collision with minor injuries.
The collision was caught on CCTV at the airfield.
The footage shows the tractor veering across the road and colliding with a silver saloon car travelling in the opposite direction.
A 100th Air Refuelling Wing Public Affairs spokesperson said: “We can confirm that on September 24, at approximately 12:08p.m local standard time, a tractor collided with a car that was driven by an airman stationed at RAF Mildenhall, United Kingdom.
“The member is okay and had no major injuries.
“After a medical review and care from the Airman’s leadership, the Airman returned to work on Monday, September 26.”
Suffolk Police confirmed that they arrested an 18-year-old male on suspicion of being unfit to drive through drink or drugs. He has since been released pending an investigation.
The road was closed for a number of hours while the two vehicles were recovered and a large diesel spill was cleaned up.