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Relieved father and grandfather Marek Kramek thanks good Samaritans Bod Kennington and Richard Ludlow for helping his daughter and two children when their car flipped over at Essendine between Stamford and Bourne




A father and grandfather has thanked the ‘heroes’ that helped his daughter and her two children when their car flipped over into a ditch.

Marek Kramek’s daughter, Marta, 34, was driving with her two children, Sophie, two, and Alexander, four, from her Stamford home to Marek’s home in Wilsthorpe when her car overturned on the Stamford Road, just outside Essendine at around 9.30am on Saturday.

Good Samaritans Bod Kennington and Richard Ludlow, members of the Bourne and District Round Table, were driving to help out at the Bourne Festival when they came across the overturned car and helped the Marta and the children out of the vehicle.

Essendine crash(12244677)
Essendine crash(12244677)

Marek, 59, who works as a design director at a building firm, said: “I’m speechless. These guys are my heroes.

“My daughter lost control on the road and the car flipped over onto its roof with my daughter and two grandchildren inside.

“Their first reaction was to help my daughter and her children.

“They stopped and looked inside the car and for them, it was a scary moment.

“They didn’t know what they were going to find.

“My daughter is claustrophobic and the car was on its roof.

“They unstrapped the children gently and pulled them out.

“I am so grateful to these guys - I cannot say how much.

“As a family, we would like to thank them. They did such a great job.”

Bod, 37, a father of two from Carlby, who owns Kennington Commercials, said: “I was driving to pick up Richard from Ryhall to go and set up the Bourne Festival and tidy up from the previous night.

“On the way back, we saw there was a car on its roof.

“I knew it wasn’t there when I was driving to Ryhall, so we turned around and went back.

“The car was that far in the ditch that we couldn’t see the windows.

“We couldn’t open the doors so I went to see if the boot latch was working.

“It was and a pushchair fell out and my heart just sank.

“The kids were screaming and I got them out.

“I’ve taken my own kids out of their car seats hundreds of times but this was difficult because they were upside down.

“Their mum had unstrapped herself and we helped her out and got them in my van to keep them calm and warm while we waited for the emergency services.

“I’m just glad that they’re well but it’s a weekend I won’t be forgetting in a hurry.”

Marta and the children were treated for minor injuries at the scene.



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