Girl, 17, escapes with only minor injuries after car crash outside Saffron Walden school

A 17-year-old girl's car collided just outside Saffron Walden County High School at around 10am on J

A 17-year-old girl's car collided just outside Saffron Walden County High School at around 10am on January 22. The girl sustained minor injuries in the crash. - Credit: Archant

A 17-year-old girl had a lucky escape after her car crashed just outside a secondary school this morning (Thursday).

The purple Ford Fiesta collided with a bollard near Saffron Walden County High School at about 10am.

The girl managed to crawl out of the upturned vehicle herself, according to a police officer at the scene, and was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge with minor injuries to her head and knee.

A section of Audley End Road was closed off between 10am and 10.30am, when passers-by assisted the attending police officer to direct traffic.

The police officer told the Reporter: “The community support has been brilliant.”


You may also want to watch:


Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter