A DRIVER and his passenger were lucky to be alive after plunging 13ft into a pond when their car left the road.

Police and firemen were called to the back garden at Barcroft Flatt, near Huddersfield Road, Redbrook, following the crash at about 8.35pm last Sunday.

A fire service spokesman said both the driver and passenger were taken to hospital.

Police said the black Vauxhall Corsa ended upside down in the pond.

Neither men were injured, the spokesman said.