Car insurance: Man has 'lucky' escape

Tuesday, 05 February 2008

A driver has escaped after his vehicle left a section of the A38 and careered into the garden of a local woman.

The incident took place at Buckfastleigh at about GMT 08:00 as the motorist attempted to a make a journey towards Exeter, reports the Herald.

Initially the car ploughed down a bank before coming to a halt on the lawn of the property at Dartbridge Road, a spokesman from the ambulance service noted.

The driver managed to climb out of the severely damaged car and only had a few minor injuries.

Derriford ambulance service official Steve Knowles asserted that the man was very lucky to come out of the incident with his life.

"I don't know how he got away with it. He has escaped with minor injuries - cuts, bruises and shock - but his car is a complete write-off," he told the publication.

Motorists involved in accidents could find that their car insurance premiums are damaged.

In related news, a man recently had to be cut from his car after an incident at Brook on the Isle of White.

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