Police praise members of public who rushed to help driver after she crashed into a pond

Police praise members of public who rushed to help driver after she crashed into a pond

Police praise members of public who rushed to help driver after she crashed into a pond

First published in News

Police officers have praised two members of the public who helped a driver who crashed into a pond in Latchingdon. 

Pc Sam Pateman from Southminster police station was the first officer on scene at the collision in Lower Burnham Road, Latchingdon, which happened shortly before 4pm on Monday, May 19.

He said: "If it had not been for the fast actions of two builders in the vehicle behind, I think the lady driver probably would have had far worse injuries if not drowned in the car as I don’t think I would have been able to get her out in time on my own.”

The woman driver of the blue Vauxhall Meriva was taken by ambulance to Basildon Hospital and thankfully sustained only minor injuries.

Both men will receive official thanks for their courageous actions.

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3:44pm Sun 25 May 14

revdsmcc says...

If the builders concerned (and others at the scene) should happen to read this, I am truly grateful to you for your assistance in getting me out. I still don't understand how it all happened but you were brilliant.
If the builders concerned (and others at the scene) should happen to read this, I am truly grateful to you for your assistance in getting me out. I still don't understand how it all happened but you were brilliant. revdsmcc
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