Man who ‘could have died’ in flipped car helped by total stranger

A man who ‘could have died’ in a car crash thanked those who rushed to save him.

Jordan McGuire’s BMW 120D car flipped over and landed on its roof this morning. The 26-year-old was on his way to work at around 7am when the incident happened on the M53 northbound slip-road at junction 9.

Jordan said the back of his car ‘went out’ in bad weather and he ended up spinning out of control at speed.

Speaking to the ECHO, Jordan, from Ellesmere Port, said: “I entered the slip road and put my foot down to get my speed up, then the back end went out, I tried to correct it and ended up facing the other way. I looked back and saw myself sliding into the curb and up the bank.”

He added: “I ended up letting go of the steering wheel and held onto my seat belt because the car wouldn’t stop.

“I didn’t really think much after that the shock was mostly when I was outside the car and saw what happened.”

Jordan wants to thank those who rushed to help him in the aftermath of the crash, including a man who pulled him out of the car.

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Posting on Facebook, Jordan said: “Your boy could have died today, but god decided nope.

“Hopefully this gets to the people who helped me out the car and looked after me.

“Appreciate all the help from everyone and all the passers by who offered to help and see if I’m ok, I appreciate you all.”

Jordan told the ECHO while he’s thankful to police, fire service, ambulance and passers by who all helped, he’s especially grateful to the man who first helped him out of the car.

He said: “There was a bang and I was upside down. I took my seat belt off and booted the driver side window to get out.

“Then I heard a guy shouting ‘are you ok? Who else is in the car?’ and he grabbed my feet and helped me get out.”

Jordan McGuire, 26, of Ellesmere Port, with his girlfriend Ayse.
Jordan McGuire, 26, of Ellesmere Port, with his girlfriend Ayse.
(Image: Jordan McGuire)

Jordan added: “I was pretty shocked at how quick someone was able to help. By the time I got my belt off and smashed the window which wasn’t long at all he was already in the car ready to pull me out.

“He ran over and did everything he could to get me out safe. Really appreciate that.”

The 26-year-old hopes the man who helped him will see his message, he said: “Thank you for stepping out to help me.

“It’s good to see there are people who are still there for others, despite all the stress we’ve been in this year people still care about each other, enough to put themselves in harms way without a second thought.

“He’s a good guy and I appreciate all the time he spent making sure I was safe.”

Jordan said: “There were a few people around providing help also, blankets, jackets, holding up umbrellas to make sure I wasn’t getting wet, a fireman off duty holding my neck for almost an hour.

“The people who put me on a stretcher on the slipper bank. I don’t wanna leave them out either. Everyone had a role they played that contributed to my safe recovery. The police, fire and ambulance also, thank you.”

Jordan, who is originally from London, managed to escape with minor injuries including a ‘sprained neck’ and ‘bone chipped’ in his back.

However he says it’s ‘nothing a good rest can’t fix.’

Liverpool Echo – Liverpool News