Police Sat-nav warning after woman left stranded in water in Mansfield

Police rescued a woman whose car became stranded in water in Mansfield.

Officers found water flowing into the woman’s vehicle, and said she was unable to move her car without assistance.

Responding to the incident in Eakring Road earlier this week, police used a Land Rover to pull the woman’s Hyundai i10 from the “muddy terrain”.

Police have issued a safety warning, saying the reason most people get stuck in the road is because they follow their Sat-Nav “without taking into consideration the harshness of the road”.

PC Pete Gardiner, from the Mansfield North Neighbourhood Policing Team, said “We therefore plead with motorists to ensure that they consider where their Sat-navs are taking them and to avoid using the off-road section of Eakring Road.

A police Land Rover towed the woman's car.
A police Land Rover towed the woman’s car.
(Image: Mansfield District Police)

“This incident required a number of police resources, which we would like to avoid in the future.”

After towing the woman’s car out of the water, police drove her vehicle back to safety to make sure it was still in working order.

Warning people not to drive along Eakring Road in a vehicle that’s unsuitable, the police said the woman had been left distressed.

And officers added: “There is also a potential financial cost for any damage caused as well as the police time used at the scene.”

It’s not the first time an incident like this has happened in Eakring Road.

In December, police came to the aid of a family whose car was submerged in floodwater.

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