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Car Stuck Between Two Buildings After Pensioner Takes Wrong Turn

Claire Reid

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Car Stuck Between Two Buildings After Pensioner Takes Wrong Turn

Featured Image Credit: BPM Media

A car was left wedged between two buildings after the driver somehow ended up smashing through some railings - leaving her car suspended in the air. 

The 87-year-old driver left firefighters puzzled after they attended the call to discover the precariously balanced red Kia. 

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service were called to the scene in Ivybridge yesterday afternoon, alongside a heavy rescue tender (HRT) vehicle from Middlemoor who also attended the scene. 

The motorist had been out for a meal to celebrate her birthday when the incident unfolded. 

Credit: BPM Media
Credit: BPM Media

The team had to use several pieces of winching equipment as well as some props to stop the car from plummeting to the ground below.

Incredibly, the rescue team were able to safely retrieve the car and there were no injuries. 

Simon Carey of the Response Group with Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service revealed the incident on Twitter.

He said: "Interesting afternoon. The 87yr old driver who had been out for her birthday meal had a little mishap.

"Crews from Ivybridge and The heavy rescue tender from Middlemoor attended. 2 acrow props, 2 tirfor winches and a powered winch brought the vehicle to safety. No injuries!”

Credit: BPM Media
Credit: BPM Media

Earlier this year, police in Bristol were called out after a Tesco lorry became wedged in a street for a whopping 15 hours.

The huge vehicle got stuck after trying to turn a corner on Brook Hill on 12 May, and was unable to manoeuvre itself out for hours. 

Local residents reported seeing the lorry in the exact same spot 12 hours after it first became lodged at around 6:00am, with some folks returning home only to discover the road was still blocked. 

Some residents said the narrow streets in the area have become a rat run as congestion builds in the city. 

Brook Hill is a particularly troublesome one, as it narrows as the street goes on. However, the driver told BristolLive he was confident he would have been able to manage it had it not been for a car that was parked on the corner that limited his ability to turn. 

Speaking about the incident, one resident said: "It's been there since 7:00am. I spoke to the police at the scene, they said they are awaiting recovery.

"I should imagine it's going to be quite a while before it's moved as it was a real head scratcher."

It was eventually removed, with the help of police, after clocking up 15 hours in the same spot.

Topics: UK News, Cars

Claire Reid
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