Driver miraculously escapes unhurt after car skids off road, hits telegraph pole and ends up in water-filled ditch in Isleham

PUBLISHED: 09:52 03 February 2017 | UPDATED: 09:52 03 February 2017

A car skidded off the road and into a water-filled ditch in Isleham on Wednesday (1).

A car skidded off the road and into a water-filled ditch in Isleham on Wednesday (1).

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Police have issued a warning to local drivers to take care on the roads after a car ended up in a water-filled ditch in Isleham.

The car, a Toyota Hilux, is believed to have skidded off the road before taking out a telegraph pole and ending up in the ditch at around 9.15pm on Wednesday (1).

The driver, a 34-year-old man, was uninjured, but police have used the accident as a warning to other drivers to be vigilant of road surfaces during the winter months.

Sergeant Phil Priestley said: “It’s the type of accident that could have been much worse, but thankfully the driver left the vehicle relatively unharmed.

“We’ve recently been sharing publicity about the value of the seat belt and there’s no question that in circumstances like these, seat belts save lives.”

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