A woman travelling on a busy road with her step mum told the ECHO how a man frantically pulled over to tell them they were in danger.

Abigail Lunt-Barr (Abi), 27, was in the middle of moving home on Saturday afternoon (July 24).

Abi, who lives in Skelmersdale, said her step mum, Jane, had offered to help transport some furniture in her new car.

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Abi said: "Me and my wife are moving house and my step mum come to help us with the extra car.

"We were coming from old Skelmersdale to our new house in Ashurst along a roundabout that's about half a mile long called half-mile island.

"We heard this loud beeping next to us so my step mum started slowing down.

"The man drove up to the right had side of us and wound down his passenger and he was like, 'your wheel is about to blow - it's going to give up!'

"He then went in front of us and pulled up to stop us. He got out of his car and come around to show us as we got out the car."

Abi said the eagle eyed driver pointed to a problem with the back wheel of the car on the passenger side.

She said: "It was literally about to blow but it was a brand new car, so you'd think there would have been more of a warning.

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"He said when we came around the corner the tyre had gone completely flat. He said if she'd carried on driving wheel would have blown.

"He was like 'you can't carry on like that' and we had a car full of all kinds as we're moving house."

After giving Abi and her step mum directions to a nearby garage, Abi said the man shot off without giving them a chance to say a proper thank you.

Abi added: "My step mum wouldn't have had a chance as she was going straight back to Manchester within the hour so she would have had go on the motorway and it would have definitely blown on her if he hadn't warned us."

After getting home, Abi posted what had happened on a local Facebook group with the hope of being able to thank the kind man who helped them.

People commented to congratulate the man for being so observant and preventing what could have been "a disaster".

Abi with her step mum, Jane
Abi with her step mum, Jane

One person said: "That's great news...thanks to the man who stopped them, just think of what might have happened on the motorway on the way home. You deserve a medal."

A second person posted: "Well done [thumbs up emoji] to the gentleman for being observant and preventing what could of been a disaster."

While another person commented: "There are so many amazing people around [smiley face emoji]. This type of story really makes me smile. #LoveSkem".

Abi told the ECHO: "It would be really nice to try and find him just to give him a proper thank you."

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