Woman res­cued from blaz­ing car

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Front Page - By Matt Le­clere and Sa­man­tha Wil­liams

Fel­low mo­torists saved the life of a woman trapped in a blaz­ing car af­ter it over­turned and burst into flames.

They joined forces to right the burn­ing Pero­dua, which had col­lided with a Re­nault Clio trav­el­ling in the op­po­site di­rec­tion in a hor­ror smash on the A2070 near Kingsnorth on Satur­day morn­ing.

The mo­torists also used bot­tled wa­ter from their own cars to put out the flames while they waited for the emer­gency ser­vices.

The mother of one of the res­cuers has de­scribed their ef­forts as heroic.

In an on­line post­ing Paula Tozer said: “The car that was hit flipped over onto its roof and caught fire. It was my daugh­ter [Phe­ola] and a host of other mo­torists who all jumped out of their cars and man­aged to turn the car the right way up again.

“They all put the fire out with bot­tles of wa­ter from their cars and a small fire ex­tin­guisher be­fore the emer­gency work­ers were even able to get there!

“I think it would have been much sad­der story if they hadn’t all worked to­gether so quickly and self­lessly.”

Full story on page 3

Emer­gency ser­vices at the crash scene on Satur­day

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