Sunday 21 January 2018

Worst parking space ever? Car wedged upside down between house and wall

Credit: Buckfastleigh Fire Station
Credit: Buckfastleigh Fire Station
Credit: Buckfastleigh Fire Station
Credit: Buckfastleigh Fire Station
Credit: Buckfastleigh Fire Station
Credit: Buckfastleigh Fire Station
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

A driver had a lucky escape when his car ended up wedged upside down between a house and a wall.

Pictures show the unnamed man stuck after his car swerved off the residential road and plunged three metres down a stone wall.

Residents on the second floor of the building got a shock when they looked out their windows to see the grey vehicle balancing precariously in the sunshine.

The pictures were released by Buckfastleigh fire station, in Devon.

The fire crew, who attended the incident around 3pm on Sunday, used hydraulic cutters to make space to reach the trapped casualty.

They wrote in a Facebook post: "First priority was to secure the vehicle and eliminate the danger of the vehicle falling onto its side.

"The door along with the use of a short extension ladder, T-bar and line was used to make a platform to allow better access for extrication of the casualty."

The crew added that the man was saved from serious injury by his seatbelt.

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