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Fire crews extract the pensioner from her upturned Renault Clio.<br />
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A pensioner had a miracle escape when she crashed her car through a safety barrier and jumped across a gap in a lifting bridge.<br />
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In a scene more reminiscent to an action movie, the 86-year-old woman drove at 20mph through flashing red lights warning motorists the Poole harbour bridge was opening.<br />
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Her silver Renault Clio smashed into the red and white gate and carried on along the road bridge as it was being raised.<br />
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The sudden incline in the surface acted as a ramp and the pensioner's small vehicle shot off the end of the carriageway and plunged 6ft before landing on the other side.<br />
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The car then overturned, trapping the shocked but injured woman inside.