Woman and child escape serious injury after vehicle overturns in Abbots Ripton

The upturned car in a dyke in Abbots Ripton. Picture: MAGPAS HELIMEDIX

The upturned car in a dyke in Abbots Ripton. Picture: MAGPAS HELIMEDIX - Credit: Archant

A woman, child and dog escaped serious injury after a vehicle ended up on its roof in a water-filled ditch in Abbots Ripton this morning (Tuesday).

Two fire crews and a rescue vehicle were called at 10.34am following a collision on Walton Hill.

The child and dog had escaped from the vehicle before emergency services arrived, but the woman was trapped inside.

Firefighter Scott Newbon said: “This was a very challenging and technical rescue for crews. The vehicle overturned and landed in a small water filled dyke.

“The female driver had her arm trapped and firefighters used high and low pressure air bags to lift the car high enough so her arm could be removed before final extraction could take place. The female casualty and child were left in the care of ambulance crews. Lola the dog suffered a cut above her eye and was also checked by Helimedix.”

A doctor and paramedic from Magpas Helimedix were called at 10.50am and worked alongside ambulance service paramedics.

The child was unhurt and the woman was taken to Hinchingbrooke Hospital with arm injuries, but was in a stable condition.

Most Read

Crews returned to their stations by 11.45am.

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter