Teenagers ‘lucky’ as car ends up in field

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Police have repeated an appeal for vehicle owners to take extra care after teenagers had a “lucky escape” following an incident at Langton Hill, Horncastle, on Sunday.

A Vauxhall Corsa, driven by a 17-year-old, left the road on the B1191, close to the turning for Thimbleby.

The car ended up on its roof in an adjacent field.

Emergency services were called to the scene and according to reports, the road was closed for a short while.

The incident took place just after 12noon.

The driver is from the Sleaford area. The passenger was aged 18.

According to police, the driver escaped unhurt but the passenger was taken to hospital in Lincoln for checks but is not thought to have suffered any serious injuries.

A police spokesman said: “It appears as though they had a lucky escape.”

The vehicle was recovered later.

There is no suggestion road conditions were to blame for the incident.

However, a police spokesman urged all drivers to take extra care at this time of year.