Driver rescued from floods in Burrowbridge

Bridgwater Mercury: Driver rescued from floods in Burrowbridge Driver rescued from floods in Burrowbridge

DRIVERS are being warned not to drive through flood water after a woman motorist had to be rescued.

Firefighters were called to the A361 at Burrowbridge at 11.10 yesterday (Wednesday, January 15) following reports of a driver stuck in flood water.

Two firefighters waded through the water to rescue the woman driver and carry her to safety.

A spokesman said: "The driver had driven past numerous road closure signs.

"Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service would like to again state to drivers to please refrain from driving through flood water for their own safety."

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11:14am Thu 16 Jan 14

theyardy says...

Meanwhile the rest of use pay higher insurance premiums, to cover such blatantly stupid driving.

Has she been taken to hospital for a brain implant, she certainly seems to need one.
Meanwhile the rest of use pay higher insurance premiums, to cover such blatantly stupid driving. Has she been taken to hospital for a brain implant, she certainly seems to need one. theyardy

12:23pm Thu 16 Jan 14

chachacha27 says...

How stupid is this woman! Seriously, you know the road is flooded, and you still go through the road closed signs.

Anyone like this deserves to pay a fine to the Fire Service and points on their licence surely!!

On a serious note, there could have been someone who actually needed the Fire Service and had to wait due to this woman's stupidity. Actions like this could cost lives, and with the services being stretched with budget cuts at the moment, idiots like this don't help!
How stupid is this woman! Seriously, you know the road is flooded, and you still go through the road closed signs. Anyone like this deserves to pay a fine to the Fire Service and points on their licence surely!! On a serious note, there could have been someone who actually needed the Fire Service and had to wait due to this woman's stupidity. Actions like this could cost lives, and with the services being stretched with budget cuts at the moment, idiots like this don't help! chachacha27

2:08pm Thu 16 Jan 14

prickles says...

She should be fined. Disgusting. Can she not read.
She should be fined. Disgusting. Can she not read. prickles

3:23pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Slow down! says...

Surely the police should do her for driving without due care and attention.
Surely the police should do her for driving without due care and attention. Slow down!

3:44pm Thu 16 Jan 14

andelain says...

Stupid, STUPID BINT!!!! Dod she think the "Road Closed" signs were put there in error??? Like others have said, she should be fined.
Stupid, STUPID BINT!!!! Dod she think the "Road Closed" signs were put there in error??? Like others have said, she should be fined. andelain

9:50pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Mi_Coc says...

Some insurance companies are now not paying out if you drive past road closed signs and enter flood water
Some insurance companies are now not paying out if you drive past road closed signs and enter flood water Mi_Coc

10:07pm Thu 16 Jan 14

madcow says...

theyardy wrote:
Meanwhile the rest of use pay higher insurance premiums, to cover such blatantly stupid driving.

Has she been taken to hospital for a brain implant, she certainly seems to need one.
Perhaps she fancied a swim.Her car would be written off now, and she will claim for that on her insurance. i wont even go through an inch of water if its a flood, perhaps she thought "its not a flood, but a big puddle" everyone local knows which areas flood and to avoid them.
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[quote][p][bold]theyardy[/bold] wrote: Meanwhile the rest of use pay higher insurance premiums, to cover such blatantly stupid driving. Has she been taken to hospital for a brain implant, she certainly seems to need one.[/p][/quote]Perhaps she fancied a swim.Her car would be written off now, and she will claim for that on her insurance. i wont even go through an inch of water if its a flood, perhaps she thought "its not a flood, but a big puddle" everyone local knows which areas flood and to avoid them. . madcow

6:04pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Alex@SDA says...

To quote Rene from Allo Allo...... "You Stupid Woman"!

Ought to be named and shamed.

Chances are the insurance (if indeed was insured) are unlikely to cover this event should there be any damage to the car.
To quote Rene from Allo Allo...... "You Stupid Woman"! Ought to be named and shamed. Chances are the insurance (if indeed was insured) are unlikely to cover this event should there be any damage to the car. Alex@SDA

6:14pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Baldbloke says...

If stupid arrogant peoplle like her who think they know better and ignore every sign, every warning and every piece of advice against driving through flood water, they should be made to pay the cost of the rescue - evey penny of it.

The prospect of parting with more money in addition to the loss of their vehicle might make the dumb****s think twice...
If stupid arrogant peoplle like her who think they know better and ignore every sign, every warning and every piece of advice against driving through flood water, they should be made to pay the cost of the rescue - evey penny of it. The prospect of parting with more money in addition to the loss of their vehicle might make the dumb****s think twice... Baldbloke

9:12pm Fri 17 Jan 14

the voice of common sense says...

Perhaps she was distracted by her phone as she went past the warning signs
Perhaps she was distracted by her phone as she went past the warning signs the voice of common sense

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