CHATTERIS: Neighbours say woman motorist entered river after accident alongside Fenland drain
EMERGENCY services are at the scene of a crash in the Fens in which a car went through a bridge and into the river alongside the 16ft Bank near Chatteris. Fire fighters and ambulance crews are currently at the scene of the crash: local residents are repor
EMERGENCY services are at the scene of a crash in the Fens in which a car went through a bridge and into the river alongside the 16ft Bank near Chatteris.
Fire fighters and ambulance crews are currently at the scene of the crash: local residents are reporting that a woman in the car is believed to have gone into the water.
Details of the incident are still sketchy at the moment, but a car went through the Horse Way bridge and then into the river at 9am today.
Four fire engines were called to the scene, of the one vehicle crash, but a person had been released from their vehicle on their arrival.
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The car is still believed to be in the water, and firefighters are still at the scene.
No further information is available at this stage.
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Terry Warby, accountant at the nearby Allpress Farms Ltd, on Horseway, Chatteris said: "I didn't see the incident myself, but I've heard from people coming into work that a car went through a fence into a small river next to the 16ft.
"I understand that the emergency services are trying to rescue a woman who was in the car.
"We're about half a mile away from where it happened so can't see what's going on."
In the past six years there have been 30 accidents involving people entering Fenland drains following an accident - a third of them fatal.