MANEA: Lucky escape for driver

Road collision at Manea
Road collision at Manea
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A woman had a lucky escape this morning (Thursday) after fire crews found her car teetering on the edge of a five-feet deep ditch.

The fire service was called to Byall Fen Drove, in Manea, at 9.15am to reports of a car off the road. When they arrived, they found the vehicle balancing over the ditch.

Two fire crews from March and Chatteris, a rescue vehicle from Huntingdon, an ambulance crew and the Magpas Helimedix team all worked together at the scene to rescue the woman, who suffered a head injury and neck pain.

The driver, who is in her 30s, was trapped in her vehicle so once fire crews had stabilised the car, they worked to free her.

They used cutting equipment to remove the roof and safely remove her from the car.

She was taken to Peterborough City Hospital in a land ambulance, where on arrival she was in a stable condition.

• Were you the driver? Contact the newsdesk on 01945-586138 to tell your story.