Driver trapped as car lands upside down and starts filling with water

A car landed upside down after leaving a road in Sherborne
-Credit: (Image: Sherborne Police)


A driver involved in a collision lost control of their car before the vehicle left the road and landed upside down in a ditch in Sherborne, Dorset. Police were called to the junction of the A352 and West Mill Lane this morning, Thursday, May 30.

The driver was trapped in the vehicle which had plunged off the road by the River Yeo, near the Somerset border. Two members of the public smashed a window of the car as water from the river started to get inside.

Police and other emergency services arrived at the scene. Miraculously, the driver was not injured in the crash. Pictures show the car upside down as well as fire crews and police officers in attendance.

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Sherborne Police said in a post on Facebook: "Sherborne Neighbourhood Policing Team apologise to anyone intending to speak with us at our Castle Gardens community contact point this morning. We were busy responding to an emergency report of a person trapped in a car that had left the road at the junction of the A352 and West Mill Lane after being involved in a collision.

"Upon arrival at the scene, we found that two members of the public had assisted the driver to get out of the vehicle by breaking a window as water started entering the vehicle from the River Yeo. Other emergency services responded very quickly, and fortunately the driver of the vehicle was unhurt.

Firefighters were called to the scene
Firefighters were called to the scene

"We will be arranging another Community Contact Point at Castle Gardens in June. If you had intended to speak with us this morning, please make contact via Dorset Police Do it Online here and we will be happy to assist."