Father And Son Rescue Crash Victim

The incident happened at about 5.45pm on Monday 31st January in Prickwillow Road, near Isleham, when the vehicle left the road, flipped over and landed in a water-filled ditch.

The 64-year-old man and his 37-year-old son were travelling home from work along the road when they noticed the vehicle upside in the ditch with its lights on.

The driver, who was in his 20s, was not seriously injured but could not get out due to the water pressure on the vehicle's doors.

The father and son waded into the waist-high water to inspect the vehicle before returning to get a wheel brace from their own car to smash the stricken vehicle's rear window. They got into the vehicle and dragged the driver to safety.

Chief Inspector Alan Savill said: "The driver of the vehicle only suffered a minor injury but we could have been dealing with a fatal road collision if it had not been for the quick and brave actions of this father and son.

"They were exceptionally vigilant in noticing the vehicle in the first place and then put themselves at risk by wading waist deep into the very cold water and dragging the crash victim to safety.

"I would like to thank them for their life-saving actions."


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