Woman flung from car as it overturns on ice (Video)

This shocking CCTV footage of a car flipping over on a country lane shows why you should always be careful when driving on ice.

The silver Citroen Saxo could be seen losing control, hitting a grassy verge and then flipping over, causing a young female driver to be thrown from the car.

The crash happened last Thursday morning, in Alfriston, East Sussex.

Earlier, a green Vauxhall Corsa also left the road following a similar incident at the same spot.

Both drivers suffered only minor injuries.

Police say it highlights the dangers of microclimates.

Listen out for road noise – if this disappears at any stage, it may mean you are driving on ice.

Also, remember to be aware of microclimates – this is where the road surface may be cooler in certain places, for example on a bridge or in an area which is obviously higher up or more exposed to the elements. With the ground being cooler, this could potentially lead to ice on the road.


Thankfully the driver of the car captured in this footage – a local woman in her 20s – sustained only minor injuries. It could have been far worse.

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