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Family escapes after car flips into river

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Family escapes after car flips into river
The family was taken to hospital in Kalmar. Photo: TT
09:01 CET+01:00
A woman and two children made a lucky escape after the car they were in flipped upside-down and landed in a river.
The accident occurred in Kalmar, southern Sweden, early on Tuesday morning. 
 
The car spun off the road and flipped into the river, taking in water. 
 
The family - a mother and her childen aged four and eight - managed to get out of the car without help. 
 
"We should probably be grateful that it landed in the river exactly where it did. Just a little bit further out it's much deeper," Reine Johansson of the Kalmar police told the TT news agency. 
 
All three of the car's passengers were taken to hospital. The eight-year-old suffered damages to the head, while the four-year-old and the mother were treated for back pain. 
 
It remains unclear what caused the car to end up in the river.
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