‘Lucky escape’ as car plunges into fish pond in South Yorkshire

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Two people had a lucky escape after their car veered off a road and plunged 10ft into a fish pond.

The vehicle left the carriageway on Huddersfield Road, Redbrook, Barnsley, and went over a wall before landing upside down in the pond, which was in the back garden of a home on Barcroft Flatt.

Fire crews from Barnsley station attended the dramatic scene.

The two people inside the car managed to get out before firefighters arrived at 9pm on Sunday.

Crew manager David Camp said: “There were two people in the car, they got out but they had to go to hospital.

“It was a very unusual call-out, I think they were quite lucky just to walk away from it.

“I don’t think they were seriously injured.

“The people who lived in the house had a shock because they heard a loud bang as the car went over the wall and dropped.

“The pond was damaged and they were basically trying to fish the fish out of it.”

Fire crews made safe the vehicle – which was lying on its roof – and the scene after they arrived.

Mr Camp added: “The car had left the carriageway and dropped 10ft into someone’s back garden so it was upside down in the pond.

“We just went and got it out.”

Police were informed of the incident.

Paramedics also attended the scene and an ambulance took the two people who had been in the car to Barnsley Hospital.

A spokesman for Yorkshire Ambulance Service said:”There was an ambulance that went to the scene, and two patients were taken to Barnsley Hospital.

“They were not thought to be seriously injured.”