Drivers urged to watch out for standing water after an elderly lady was left hanging upside down from her seatbelt

Monday 28th December 2015 – 5.55pm – Murray MacGregor.

Ambulance bosses are urging drivers to take care when they approach large puddles after an elderly lady was left hanging upside down from her seatbelt after her car overturned after it aquaplaned.

The incident happened on the B4348 between Vowchurch and Peterchurch in Herefordshire at around 10.45am on Monday.

An ambulance, a paramedic area support officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews found a car upside down. The 83 year old lady driving was helped out of the vehicle.

“She had suffered some back discomfort and a cut toe, but was otherwise just shaken up by what had happened.

“After being assessed at the scene, she was taken to Hereford County Hospital as a precaution by land ambualnce, but her injuries were not serious.

“Although it has been much drier today, there are still many large puddles on our rural roads. We would urge caution when approaching them to avoid anything similar happening.”
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