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Drivers in lucky escapes after two separate crashes see vehicles plunge into the same Fenland river



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Two sets of motorists have managed to escape unharmed after their vehicles plunged into the Sixteen Foot river in separate incidents just four days apart.

The latest crash happened yesterday (26) evening when a car crashed into the river just before Bedlam Bridge.

A police spokesperson said the driver had been travelling from Upwell to March and luckily he managed to get out of his car uninjured.

The occupants of this car escaped unhurt after it went into the Sixteen Foot at Stonea. (54527528)
The occupants of this car escaped unhurt after it went into the Sixteen Foot at Stonea. (54527528)

The B1098 was closed for a while this morning (Thursday) while the car was recovered.

On Saturday (22) two people escaped unharmed when the car they were in also went into the Sixteen Foot. Stonea in Police and fire crews were called to the B1098 in the early hours of Saturday following the incident, which saw both occupants escape injury.

A police spokesperson said: “We were called at about 2am on Saturday with reports of a car in the river at Sixteen Foot Bank.

A driver managed to get out unhurt after his car went into the Sixteen Foot near Bedlam Bridge. (54527525)
A driver managed to get out unhurt after his car went into the Sixteen Foot near Bedlam Bridge. (54527525)

“The occupants were taken home with no injuries.” Three fire crews, including two from Fenland, attended the incident later that morning to recover the car from the river."

A Cambridgeshire Fire spokesperson added: “At 8.45am on Saturday, crews from Chatteris, Wisbech and Dogsthorpe were called to a road traffic collision on the B1098 near Stonea.

“The crews arrived to find a car in the water and recovered it to the river bank."



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