During the filming of the popular U.K. TV show Motorway Cops, police officers came across 91-year-old Bill Mountfield. The nonagenarian was attempting to change a tire on his vehicle following a collision with a truck. When the cops heard about his story, though, they dropped everything to help him out.
On-duty officers Doug Lofthouse and Dale Anderson were called out to attend an accident on the M62 highway in northern England. When the pair arrived, they discovered that the driver of the car, Bill Mountfield, had been in a collision with a truck. Consequently, the old man’s car was badly damaged.
Mountfield was insistent that all he needed to do was change the tire on his car. He was carrying a spare with him, he explained. However, when the officers went to check the condition of his vehicle, they discovered that the situation was more serious than Mountfield realized. In fact, the side of his car was buckled and not fit to drive.