Pen­sion­ers are trapped but safe

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Front Page - by Sam Len­non slen­non@thek­m­

SPIR­ITED pen­sioner Fred Daw­son gives the thumbs-up af­ter es­cap­ing un­hurt from a car crash.

Mr Daw­son and his wife had a nar­row es­cape when their car veered off the road and went into a ditch in a hair-rais­ing ac­ci­dent.

The in­ci­dent left the cou­ple, who are in their late 80s, trapped in their car, which was tilted side­ways in the muddy cul­vert at the side of the road.

The cou­ple couldn’t open doors of the ve­hi­cle and had to be res­cued by fire­fight­ers called to the scene.

A Kent Fire and Res­cue Ser­vice spokesman said: “The driver was in good spir­its and ac­tu­ally gave fire­fight­ers his mo­bile phone to pic­ture him giv­ing them the thumbs-up.”

The ac­ci­dent hap­pened 200 yards from St Rum­wold’s Church on the B2067, Bon­ning­ton, just be­fore 2.30pm on Tues­day, May 4.

The car had been left un­sta­ble when it came to rest and had dug into the bank.

The cou­ple had to be taken out of the back of the car to safety af­ter fire crews sta­bilised it with in­dus­trial airbags.

They were checked by an am­bu­lance crew at the scene as a pre­cau­tion.

Pic­ture: Kent Fire and Res­cue Ser­vice

Spir­ited pen­sioner Fred Daw­son gives the thumbs-up af­ter he es­capes in­jury in the car crash

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