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Fire crews praised for saving Surrey car crush woman

  • 12-14-2010

Firefighters have been praised for saving the life of a woman who became trapped underneath her car while she was de-icing it in Bagshot, Surrey.

The 61-year-old was scrapping the windscreen of her Vauxhall Corsa when it rolled forward, causing her to fall underneath a wheel.

Fire officers said she had been trapped for about 14 minutes and had stopped breathing when they arrived.

They lifted the car and carried it three feet so they could perform CPR.

An ambulance technician then used a defibrillator to resuscitate the woman before she was taken to Frimley Park Hospital on Thursday.

Kay Hammond, of Surrey County Council, said: "I cannot praise these firefighters highly enough. Their extraordinary efforts saved a life that had already gone."

Surrey County Council said the woman was released from the hospital on Sunday.

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