Road fall mum trapped by drain cover
A SUPER postie sprang to the rescue to save a woman trapped after she fell down a drain.
Robert Pogson was delivering parcels when he came across the damsel in distress on Commercial Street in Slaithwaite.
He said: "I saw what looked like a child sitting on the pavement using a mobile phone, but as I got closer I could see that it was an adult, but they looked like they only had one leg.
"She had stepped on the grate to cross the road and it had given way underneath her and she had her leg trapped.
"She was grateful to be out once I'd helped her."
The damsel was 37-year-old mum-of-three Louisa Wood.
She said: "I was just walking across the road and stepped on the drain cover which flipped round. "My leg went down it, but the cover had flicked over and then landed on top of my leg and I ended up with my other knee on the pavement. I was hopelessly trapped."
She managed to get to her mobile phone and called her husband, Andrew. But before he could get there, 48-year-old Robert arrived to save the day.
Louisa said: "He lifted the grate off my leg and then helped me out."
In the end she escaped with bruises.
Louisa, bar manageress at Slaithwaite Rugby League Club, had been on her way to Nields Junior, Infant and Nursery School in Slaithwaite to pick up her three children, Jamie, 11, Caitlan, 8, and six-year-old Connor.