Two lucky to be alive after car ploughs into garden

The Toyota vehicle is removed from the garden of the home in Constable Road, Ben Rhydding

The scene of the accident in Constable Road, Ben Rhydding

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Gardener Norman Morritt, 70, who had a lucky escape

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AN elderly female motorist and a gardener are lucky to be alive after the woman's car careered through a fence landing where the man had been working just minutes earlier.

The car, a silver Toyota Aygo, flipped onto its roof trapping the woman upside down by her seatbelt in the vehicle, which came to rest in the garden of a large, detached home in Constable Road, Ben Rhydding, Ilkley, shortly after 10am on Tuesday.

Gardeners from Morritt Landscape and Garden were working in the garden, including 70-year-old Norman Morritt.

He said: "Just ten minutes before and I would have been under that car. I am lucky to be alive.

"I was working on the banking pulling weeds out and I had just got to the end of the border. There was such a bang and I thought 'what has happened' and turned around."

Home owner Pam Brown, 70, was asked to call for an ambulance.

She said: "I came out and saw the car upside down.

"It is the first time I've had a car in the garden and hopefully the last!"

The woman was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

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4:19pm Wed 25 Jun 14

Albion. says...

And for my next trick!
And for my next trick! Albion.
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11:01pm Wed 25 Jun 14

imi-r6 says...

Who the hell checks the headlines before they are published. (to BE alive)
Who the hell checks the headlines before they are published. (to BE alive) imi-r6
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