Welwyn Garden City family trapped in a ford

WATER submerged a car up to the seats, trapping a couple and their grandchild, as the family from WGC tried to cross a ford.

Water started to rise in the Vauxhall Zafira as the family were driving through the ford in Malting Lane, Much Hadham, on Tuesday at 9.25am.

The group, which included a four-year-old girl, managed to escape from the vehicle, however needed paramedic attention.

East of England Ambulance service spokesman Gary Sanderson said: “The water had entered the vehicle up to the seats.

“Paramedics assessed all three patients and following this they did not require to go to hospital.”

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Following the incident the service is asking the public to take care when entering or approaching flooded roads.

Gary added: “Once again I must stress the importance of taking care when approaching or entering a flooded road or ford.

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“The three patients were obliviously very upset and cold this morning and they were very lucky indeed to get out of the vehicle and call for help.”

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