Janice Dunlop did her good deed for the day when she allowed two people to shelter in her car after they were involved in a car accident.
Mrs Dunlop narrowly avoided the accident herself, after a lorry overturned on the A27. Two other cars were involved in the collision.
The pair appeared to be ok and Mrs Dunlop allowed them to sit in her car. When the paramedics arrived, the pair complained of neck pain and the decision was made to cut the roof off the undamaged car to rescue them safely.
Mrs Dunlop said: The emergency services took a long time trying to see whether they could get the couple out any other way…when the top came off I couldn’t look, I hid my eyes, it was a very loved car in our family.”
A spokesman for the South East Ambulance Service said: “Paramedics explored every opportunity to get them out of the vehicle….we can only apologise to Mrs Dunlop for the inconvenience of that.”
Mrs Dunlop now hopes and prays that the insurers will replace the car.
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