Driver hospitalised after car flips over near National Coal Mining Museum

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A young driver has been taken to hospital after his car hit a dry stone wall and flipped over onto its side in an early morning crash near the National Coal Mining Museum in Overton.

The man, said to be in his early 20s, is believed to have suffered only very minor injuries after the accident but had to be hauled out of the vehicle by emergency rescue crews from Dewsbury and Ossett at around 1am this morning.

Fire crews said the driver lost control of his vehicle, a blue Toyota Yaris, after his tyres lost their grip on a slippery part of the surface on New Road. No other vehicles were involved.

Watch Commander Steven Mitchell, from Ossett Fire Station said: “We were called to the incident at around 1am this morning and found the young gentleman and conscious and in remarkably good spirits considering what had happened to him. He was very, very lucky.

“There were seven police cars and three ambulances in attendance as well as fire crews from Ossett and Dewsbury.”