Grateful Rochelle Garner, 31, managed to escape with only minor injuries after her motor flipped down bank outside Rochdale, Gtr Manchester
A DRIVER has praised “selfless” hero rescuers who came to her aid after her car flipped three times down a 50ft ravine.
Rochelle Garner had a miracle escape as she when she skidded off the A672 at Rishworth Moor between Rochdale and Huddersfield.
Incredibly, she was able to climb out of the smoking wreckage to get help.
She was taken to Huddersfield Royal infirmary suffering just cuts and bruises after the terrifying crash last Sunday afternoon.
She told the Huddersfield Daily Examiner: “I recall the vehicle flipping three times and then it stopped and was resting on the passenger side and I noticed smoke coming from under the dashboard on the left.
“I climbed up to the driver’s side door and pushed the door up which was very heavy.
“I managed to climb out and jump off the car when I saw my partner run down the hill so I ran to her and she told me to sit down.”
A team of 24 volunteers from Calder Valley Mountain Rescue Team were sent out to reach Rochelle at the bottom of the bank, where she was given oxygen and fixed to a stretcher.
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They then pulled her back up to a waiting ambulance which rushed to her A&E where she was given treatment for her minor injuries.
Motor claims adviser Rochelle, 31, said: “From the moment the emergency services arrived on the scene and to leaving the trauma unit at Huddersfield the care I received was amazing and to learn that some of the people who helped with the rescue were volunteers amazes me more.
“No words could truly express my gratitude to these selfless people.”