Taxi driver rescues driver in pond

A taxi driver came to the rescue of a teenage motorist whose car had overturned and ploughed into a village pond.

The passing taxi driver called the fire service, but as he was on the phone he realised the teenager was still in the car.

Crew manager Mike Davis, from Beverley Fire Station, said: "The taxi driver performed an exceptional rescue. His quick actions averted what was a potential fatal incident."

The accident happened at Bishop Burton in East Yorkshire and the 18-year-old driver, who was taken to Hull Royal Infirmary, suffered shock and the effects of the cold.

The taxi driver injured his hand after breaking the car's window to free the woman.

Fire crews wearing specialist water rescue equipment searched the pond to make sure no one else was trapped.

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