Girl rescued as car leaves road and overturns

April 30, 2013
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Girl rescued as car leaves road and overturns

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Jenny Stanton

April 30, 2013

A TEENAGE girl was rescued by firefighters when the car she was travelling in veered off a road and overturned in Woking.

The 15-year-old became trapped when the silver Vauxhall Corsa left Brookwood Lye Road, Brookwood, just after the junction with Blackhorse Road, and ended up on its roof in woodland on Monday evening.

The car narrowly missed an electricity pylon and a large water-filled ditch. Three of the four occupants, including the 17-year-old driver, escaped with minor injuries, the fire service said.

Both engines from Woking fire station were called to the scene at around 8.20pm, and crews worked to stabilise the vehicle with the girl still inside.

Watch manager Kevin Dockley, who was the officer in charge, said: “It was decided that the best course of action was to remove the casualty through the boot of the car on a spinal board to protect her neck and back.

“While the casualty was being placed on the spinal board, other firefighters cut a path through the undergrowth to allow the unhindered passage of the casualty to the waiting ambulance.”

According to the fire service, all four people travelling in the car were taken to hospital for treatment.

Article source: http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/s/2133305_girl_rescued_as_car_leaves_road_and_overturns


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