Mum thanks strangers who pulled daughter from wreckage after accident on her 21st birthday near Rugby

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A relieved mum has thanked the kind strangers who pulled her daughter from the wreckage of an accident after she ended up in a ditch.

Maddie Vale, from Rugby, was driving on the A361 between Kilsby and Daventry when she skidded around a corner.

The 21-year-old was driving to Rugby in poor conditions after visiting her boyfriend in Daventry and lost control of the car, ending up side-on in a ditch.

Maddie was unaware that her family had prepared a surprise 21st birthday party for her that day, but the event was cancelled as she spent eight hours in hospital in Northampton having X-rays and CT scans.

Fortunately a young couple stopped after the incident and dragged Maddie out of the vehicle.

They then went back to the car to look for Maddie’s glasses as she was distressed at not being able to see properly.

An off duty paramedic and her friend also rushed to the scene and supported Maddie’s neck until an ambulance arrived.

“I am so thankful that Maddie made it to 21,” mum June said.

“We would like to say a big thank you to the lovely people who stopped to help. It renews your faith in people and makes you realise that there are some truly kind people out there.”

Fortunately Maddie escaped the crash on December 13 without serious injuries but suffered bruising to her body.

After taking a week off from her job at Wilkinson’s in the Clock Towers, Rugby, Maddie is now ‘back to normal’ and enjoyed a belated birthday party last Sunday.

June added: “We are so grateful that four people stopped to help and we want to thank them for everything they did.”