CHATTERIS: Neighbours say woman motorist entered river after accident alongside Fenland drain

PUBLISHED: 10:13 27 February 2009 | UPDATED: 08:54 02 June 2010

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.

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.

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.


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