Surrey

Fire crews praised for saving Surrey car crush woman

Firefighters have been praised for saving the life of a woman who became trapped underneath her car while she was de-icing it in Bagshot, Surrey.

The 61-year-old was scraping the windscreen of her Vauxhall Corsa when it rolled forward, causing her to fall underneath a wheel.

Fire officers said she had been trapped for about 14 minutes and had stopped breathing when they arrived.

They lifted the car and carried it 3ft (90cm) so CPR could be performed.

'Act quickly'

South East Coast Ambulance technician Peter Glover, who led the medical response, also used a defibrillator to resuscitate the woman before she was taken to Frimley Park Hospital on Thursday.

He said: "It was truly an example of great team work and I'm delighted we were able to achieve such a amazing outcome for the patient.

"We had to act quickly and everyone did just that."

Kay Hammond, of Surrey County Council, said: "I cannot praise these firefighters highly enough. Their extraordinary efforts saved a life that had already gone."

The woman was released from the hospital on Sunday.

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