Passers by try to push the vehicle out of the water

Passers by try to push the vehicle out of the swollen water caused by the flash flood

A woman and her grandson were rushed to hospital with injuries sustained during what appeared to be a flash flood in Concord.

Reports reaching DNO are that Carol Valmond, a teacher of the North East Comprehensive School, was washing her vehicle in the Concord river on Wednesday afternoon, when suddenly the river overflowed washing away the vehicle, with her grandson inside.

Valmond was also swept away in the sudden deluge.

She was rescued by two passers-by who found her further down the river. She was shaken and badly bruised.

Amazingly her grandson, who is about eight years old, managed to get out of the vehicle and head to safety.

They were both taken to the Marigot hospital for treatment.

The area where the incident occurred is popular for bathing and washing vehicles since the road goes directly through the river.

The vehicle after it was swept away

The vehicle after it was swept away in the flash flood