Like hitting a brick wall? Pensioner trapped in car after getting tiny car stuck on top of wall
A pensioner had a lucky escape from her tiny car after getting the vehicle stuck ON TOP of a BRICK WALL.
Margaret Holliday, 81, was trying to edge back out of her garage when her brakes failed and sent her flying onto a nearby wall.
In the shocking pictures, the elderly lady’s Hyundai is jammed on top of the wall in Birmingham, West Mids, and wedged into an unlucky resident’s lawn.
But paramedics managed to rescue the woman on Saturday afternoon who got away with just minor injuries despite her runaround teetering on the edge.
Margaret said: “I was just parking up in my garage when I realised I was still a bit close to the entrance and the door wouldn’t shut so I needed to edge back just about six inches.
“But instead of being six inches it ended up being more like six metres.
“As I took my foot off the brake the launched backwards out of the garage across the little bit of lawn and ended
“By gosh it was scary.
“Then the car was just teetering on the wall – it’s only small so I thought I’d be able to get out.
“I didn’t realise how high up I was and when I tried to step out, I tumbled out, banged my head and ended up on my bum.
“The noise when the car hit the wall was huge and that’s when all the neighbours rushed out and helped me get to my feet.”
“I have a minor scratch on my hand and a bump on my head and when I took my car to the garage they said my brakes had failed and would have to do some repairs but thankfully the wall itself didn’t do too much damage.”
Fire crews were called to the scene just after midday and managed to hoist the car from its jam.
Margaret was treated by a paramedic at the scene and is recovering at home but is hoping to have her car back, with new brakes and an exhaust, by the end of the week.
Highgate Fire crew manager Dave Clark said: “After an elderly lady was trapped in her car teetering on a wall, we were called to Forest Road, Moseley.
“On arrival West Midlands Ambulance had managed to lift her down from the car.
“It appeared as though the lady had reversed out her garage, and her foot had become jammed on the accelerator.
“Fortunately a tree had prevented the car from falling over the edge.
“The woman was doing fine, though of course it was a bit of a shock.
“The crew then winched the car to safety.”