Witnesses pull driver from overturned car

A VW Polo overturned in a collision with a parked car in Temple Street

A VW Polo overturned in a collision with a parked car in Temple Street - Credit: Archant

Witnesses pulled a man from his vehicle when it hit a parked car and overturned in Sidmouth last night.

The VW Polo rolled onto its side, with the driver having to be extracted through the passenger door after the incident in Temple Street at 8.25pm.

Miles Fayter-Small, who owns the Mini Clubman it shunted forward a metre, said he went outside after hearing an ‘almighty screech’.

“It’s lucky no one was hurt,” he said. “Hopefully my car is repairable.”

Chic-o-Land staff Ayhan Adsay and Yasar Oflaz pulled the man from the overturned vehicle, with help from Temple Street resident Kieran Seale.

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“We were sitting inside when we heard the crash,” said Ayhan. “We opened the door, got the man out and sat him down.

“I think he was in shock. We called the ambulance.”

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Paramedics treated the driver at the scene and fire crews from Sidmouth made his vehicle safe. A police spokesman said the man suffered no serious injuries.

Temple Street was closed until the car was removed at 10.15pm.

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