A DRIVER had a lucky escape on the motorway this morning when an object was thrown at his car from a bridge, smashing his windscreen.

The driver was travelling on the M1 near Birdwell at around 7.20am when the object hit his car.

Fortunately, he didn't suffer any injuries. However, his car windscreen and wing mirror were both smashed.

Anyone who saw the incident should call police on 101 quoting reference number 134 of October 19 2017.