Dursley elderly couple 'trapped in car'

A man and a woman in their 80s were trapped upside down for more than a hour after their car crashed through a fence and fell into an embankment.

It is believed their Honda Jazz "surged forward" as it was being parked outside their retirement flats in Dursley, Gloucestershire, on Saturday.

The couple eventually managed to find their mobile phone and called 999.

Neither suffered serious injuries, but paramedics said the fact they were trapped for so long was "a concern".

A Great Western Ambulance Service spokesman said it had been very difficult to locate the car.

The couple were were rescued by paramedics and firefighters who had to climb down a 12-foot (3.7m) muddy embankment to get to the vehicle.

"Even when we were overhead in the helicopter, we couldn't see it," the ambulance spokesman said.

"Their injuries in themselves are not serious - but the fact the patients are elderly and were trapped upside down for such a long time was obviously a concern."

They were taken to hospital by ambulance with chest injuries.

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