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UPDATED WITH VIDEO: Pair "lucky to be alive" after car overturns on A338
10:30am Thursday 7th March 2013 in Latest
A DRIVER and passenger had a lucky escape after their car overturned into a waterlogged ditch on the A338 this morning.
The 37-year-old female driver of the green Volkswagen Polo and a 60-year-old female passenger were rescued from the vehicle by passing motorists after they lost control of the car on the northbound carriageway, past Blackwater junction around 8am.
The interior of the car was waterlogged with the front doors unable to be opened as they were against the side of the ditch.
PC Mark Palmer from Dorset Police’s road traffic unit described the pair as "lucky to be alive" saying it was incredible they did not suffer any injuries.
Emergency services attended from Matchams Lane so not to cause any delays on the A338 but police were forced to temporarily close one lane after an ambulance stopped on the carriageway.
Recovery of the vehicle will take place later today at a time most convenient to road users, PC Palmer said.
Motorists did suffer some delays as a result of the incident.
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