Car stuck in Lands End ford
January 13, 2011
The fire brigade has issued a warning about the danger of driving into the ford at Lands End near Charvil after another motorist got stuck this morning.
Fire fighters were called this morning, but because the driver of the car was out of his vehicle and safe, he was advised to contact his own vehicle recovery service.
He got stuck in the ford where the Old River crosses Park Lane at 7.30am this morning.
Spokeswoman for Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service Nicole Targett said: “It is beyond comprehension that people are still trying to drive through the ford.
“The marker post shows the water is 3ft to 4ft deep and there is a sign warning people. And yet drivers are still trying to drive through.
“This is the third incident we have been informed of in the last 10 days.
“We only go out to remove the vehicle if there is someone trapped in it or if there is something on the vehicle that is an environmental risk.
“There is a strong current running though this ford.
“Last year, the fire crews risked their own lives to save a woman who nearly drowned.
“You don’t just risk losing your vehicle when you drive through it like this, you are risking your life.”