Hero daughter saves mum after crash

AN EIGHT-year-old girl has been hailed a hero for saving her mum after she was left bleeding and unconscious when their pick-up truck crashed into a ditch during a rainstorm.

By James Mortlock

AN EIGHT-year-old girl has been hailed a hero for saving her mum after she was left bleeding and unconscious when their pick-up truck crashed into a ditch during a rainstorm.

Brave Megan Seabrook-Mead managed to crawl out of the wrecked truck and flagged down a passing car while her pregnant mum, Emma Seabrook, was lying trapped and apparently lifeless in the cab.

Emma, 33, of Malting Lane, Isleham, near Newmarket, said: “I feel Megan saved my life because the truck was not visible from the road and it might have been hours before anyone saw it.


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“She's an absolute star. She got bruises from the seat belt but she just says that she's all right.

“She said she was banging me on the face to try to wake me up. But I was unconscious and had blood coming from my nose.

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“I just want to thank her and everybody else who helped.”

After managing to get out of the car, Megan flagged down motorists Jennifer and Debbie Owen, of Meadow Avenue, Soham, and asked them to call her grandmother, Caroline Seabrook, of Grantchester Rise, Burwell.

A man also stopped at the scene and called the emergency services.

Firefighters then had to use cutting gear to free Mrs Seabrook whose foot was trapped.

She was taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital and detained for 36 hours before being allowed home.

Doctors told her the baby she is expecting had not been harmed.

Megan said of the ordeal: "It was very frightening. Mum was unconscious and I climbed out of the truck to stop the traffic because I was really worried for her."

The crash happened at about 9.45am on Monday when Mrs Seabrook's two-year-old Mitsubishi pick-up truck spun out of control after hitting a deep puddle on the B1102 road between Burwell and Fordham.

The road was closed while emergency services were at the scene.

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