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“Surely I wasn’t the only one who felt like this”



High above the M25, a buzzard cuts through the December sky. Scanning the tarmac below, it spots something edible and begins its rapid descent.

At ground level, Michelle Munt is driving her smart car, completely unaware that her life is about to change forever.

Traffic ahead suddenly slows. She takes her foot off the gas.

The lorry behind should be slowing too. But in those crucial seconds of reaction, the buzzard has smashed beak-first into its windscreen.

The driver can’t see the road, or Michelle, and sends her relative tin can of a car flying into the crash barrier.

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