Breaking News: Woman’s car plunges into river

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A WOMAN had a miraculous escape after a crash sent her car plunging into the river Lune.

The 19-year-old from Lancaster was driving a blue VW Beetle across the bridge near The Stork at Conder Green when the accident occurred.

There was a crash with a white VW Polo, which sent her car smashing through the bridge and into the water.

Luckily, the woman managed to get out of the vehicle somehow and swam to the side.

She was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Police said Ashton Road is currently closed to traffic.

The bridge is quite badly damaged and will need to be repaired.

The accident happened at 12.48 today, Tuesday.