Land Rover flipped over after ice skid
A LAND Rover flipped on its roof after skidding off an icy road.
The male driver and his pregnant girlfriend went to hospital after the Land Rover Discovery skidded near the Wild Boar Inn in Wincle at around 2.50am on Sunday, March 6.
They were checked over and had no serious injuries but both suffered whiplash.
There were two male passengers in the back and one went to hospital later that day.
The driver, who doesn’t want to be named, said: “I came round the corner and hit some ice and gently hit the brakes but the wheels locked and the car went through a dry stone wall and rolled on its side three times before landing on its roof next to the road further down.
“I’ve driven Land Rovers for years but when you hit ice like that there’s nothing you can do.
“I was driving about 35mph, well within the speed limit. It was scary. We’re lucky we all walked away from it.”
Colin Townend, author of winter driving skills website drivinginsnow.net and took the picture as a warning, said 4x4s give a false sense of security in slippery conditions.
He said: “A 4x4’s extra set of driven wheels gives it better traction in snow but it has the same number of wheels for braking and cornering as a conventional car.
“Also, being heavier than a normal car, stopping distances are longer.”
●● The Land Rover Discovery flipped on its roof near the Wild Boar Inn