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Woman injured after driving car onto the beach

Posted in: Car Accidents Road Traffic Accidents 

Just before 14:00 BST yesterday, and elderly woman complained about chest pains after her car had been driven on to the rocks on Guernsey’s north-west coast. She was later taken to hospital for treatment.

Witnesses believed that her five-door blue hatchback had been parked at Le Grand Havre, one of Guernsey’s beaches, before it headed downwards onto the sand and rocks by the sea. Witnesses saw the car hit the rocks and rushed over to give first aid. This was impossible, however, as the woman could not be accessed and had to later be cut out of her car by emergency services. Fire and rescue services were called and freed the woman from the wreckage: during which the woman was conscious and able to communicate with emergency service staff. 

Confirmed Guernsey resident

The woman was then taken to the Princess Elizabeth hospital for treatment – she had complained about chest pains.  Guernsey rescue services have not named the woman but have confirmed that she is a Guernsey resident. They have also confirmed that she was the only person in the vehicle and that no one else was injured.

“The island has 27 beaches from the sheltered south coast coves to the wide expanses of white sand to the north. As well as Guernsey, neighbouring islands Sark, Herm and Alderney all offer beach holidays with snug coves full of character and long stretches of uninterrupted white sandy beaches.”

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