Man very fortunate to escape from submerged vehicle

Saturday 5th December 2015 – 7.20pm – John Hawker.

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A man has had a very fortunate escape after driving through a ford in Worcestershire and his vehicle becoming completely submerged.

West Midlands Ambulance Service were called to Walcot Lane Ford, Pershore at around 10.30am.  An ambulance, a rapid response vehicle, a paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a vehicle that had attempted to drive through the ford and had become completely overwhelmed by the depth of the water.

“The elderly man driving had managed to get himself out of the vehicle and was treated at the scene by medics for being cold and wet.  Following checks and being warmed up, the man was transferred by ambulance to Worcester Royal Hospital for further assessment.

“The man was extremely fortunate that he managed to escape from vehicle very quickly.

“We would like to remind motorists to exercise extreme caution and not attempt driving through flooded roads.  This not only puts their life at risk, but also the ambulance staff and other emergency service personnel called to provide a service in these most challenging of conditions.”



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