A navy officer smashed his way into an upturned vehicle to help an elderly woman whose car had careered into a large concrete barrier in Dundee.
The drama unfolded after the woman’s car overturned on Riverside Drive next to the old entrance to the railway station yesterday.
Members of the public rushed to assist the woman, who is believed to be in her 70s. Onlookers said the car flew through the air before landing on its side.
The woman’s injuries are not believed to be serious, however witnesses said she had suffered a large gash to her head.
Neil Dickie, a Merchant Navy officer from Stobswell, created room through the car’s back window so that he and an off-duty doctor could climb through.
He said: “I managed to crawl through the back window with my first aid kit to get to her. She had a gash on her head that was bleeding quite badly but there weren’t any other injuries visible.”.
The woman was taken by ambulance to Ninewells Hospital. Her condition was not known last night.