Couple’s M42 horror as metal missile shatters windscreen and breaks driver’s arm

A terrifying incident on the M42 left a campervan driver screaming in pain after a large piece of metal crashed through his windscreen and impaled him. The object, believed to be a kingpin lock from a lorry, narrowly missed Chris Benn’s face as he instinctively moved, but it shattered his arm in six places.

His wife Rachel recounted that they were returning home and driving through Warwickshire when the metal rod speared into their van.

Chris, 54, is now facing a long recovery, with the possibility of never regaining full use of his arm and being unable to work for up to a year. He underwent surgery at Queen Elizabeth Hospital due to internal bleeding and required blood transfusions.