A high school teacher had a narrow escape after her car was hit by a flying coach seat on the M65, smashing her windscreen and writing-off her vehicle.

Jennie Thomson, who works at Ss John Fisher and Thomas More High School in Colne was travelling home from the school on Friday afternoon when two coach seats came flying off the back of a van and one smashed into the windscreen of her Mini.

The school teacher was forced to pull over onto the hard shoulder and await assistance from the emergency services.

Luckily, Mrs Thomson wasn't injured, except for a small cut on her foot, but the driver of the van failed to stop, and now she is asking for help to identify the van and the company responsible.

Jennie Thomsons car was hit by coach seats that had flown off the back of a wagon. She was very lucky to escape uninjured

Jennie Thomson's car was hit by coach seats that had flown off the back of a wagon. She was very lucky to escape uninjured

She said: "On Friday at approximately 3.30-3.45pm I was driving westbound on the M65.

"At junction six a van carrying coach seats had two blown-off the back.

"One of them bounced, hit my bonnet, smashed my windscreen and took a chunk out of the roof.

"The van did not stop and my car is more than likely written off."

Mrs Thomson said the police came out straight away and took her to Blackburn services where her car was recovered from.

She added: "The police have been really good but I need them to identify the van on CCTV otherwise my insurance will be affected.

"So far there's been nothing."

Mrs Thomson, who is originally from Wigan said she was left extremely shaken-up by the incident and over the bank holiday she took to social media to see if anyone would be able to help find the van and the driver, asking users to share a picture of her car far and wide, and putting a shout-out for dashcam footage.

She said: "I was really lucky. I was shaken-up and covered in glass but I only had a small cut on my foot in the end.

"I'm just glad I’d changed my car - I used to have a soft top and I don’t think I’d be telling the tale if I had been driving that.

"Someone, somewhere must know something, anyone with dashcam footage, I'd be really grateful for the help."

The police and highways have been contacted for a statement but if anyone has any information that could help Mrs Thomson, or similarly, if there were any witnesses or anyone with dashcam footage then they are asked to get in touch with the police by calling 101 and quoting log number 0879 of April 30.