Hero driver 'had no option' but to help crash family

A VAN driver who rescued a family from the wreckage of their petrol-leaking car says he "had no option" but to help.

Dad-of-two Ian Shingler was driving behind a Renault Megane when it span off the A19 and smashed into a lamp-post.

Without hesitating, the 37-year-old stopped and pulled six-month-old twins, a five-year-old girl and their two parents free of the car and to safety.

Mr Shingler, who risked his own safety as petrol leaked out of the car, said: "I have a family as well so there was no option but to stop and help.

"I can only hope that if anything like this happened to my family there would be someone there to help."

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