GALLERY: Driver’s lucky escape after Royal Mail van crashes through two fences and comes to rest in field in Manea

PUBLISHED: 12:01 17 December 2014 | UPDATED: 13:17 17 December 2014

Royal Mail van in field . Wimblington road, Manea. Picture: Steve Williams.

Royal Mail van in field . Wimblington road, Manea. Picture: Steve Williams.

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A postman had a lucky escape after his van left the road, smashed through two fences and ended up on the other side of a field yesterday.

The Royal Mail van lost control and left the road on Wimblington Road in Manea at about 4.30pm, coming to a halt in Liz Townrow’s field.

A fence rail pierced the windscreen on the passenger side of the van but the driver, a 26 year old man, walked away with slight injuries.

Mrs Townrow said: “The van must have been travelling at a fair lick to go through two fences and end up on the other side of the field. How he walked away I’ll never know.”

Mrs Townrow’s neighbour Amanda Burrell heard a bang and rushed outside to see what had happened.

She said: “I heard a massive bang and rushed outside. I hopped over the fence and in the field opposite it looked like a man was slumped over the steering wheel. It was a horrible feeling. I then realised it was the air bag.

“The distance the van travelled was incredible. A fence rail had pierced the windscreen on the passenger side. It’s amazing he didn’t kill himself.”


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