Driver rescued from car upside down in River Yeo after crash near Sherborne

A DRIVER was rescued from an overturned car after crashing into a river near Sherborne.

The dramatic incident happened at the junction of West Mill Lane and the A352 on Thursday morning – with the car ending up on its roof as water from the River Yeo started getting in.

“Upon arrival at the scene, we found that two members of the public had assisted the driver to get out of the vehicle by breaking a window as water started entering the vehicle from the River Yeo,” a Dorset Police spokesperson said.

“Other emergency services responded very quickly, and fortunately the driver of the vehicle was unhurt.”

The driver was rescued from the vehicle as water started to get in... Pictures: Dorset Police

The driver was rescued from the vehicle as water started to get in… Pictures: Dorset Police

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