Mum tells of car chase hor­ror

Macclesfield Express - - NEW YEAR’S HONOURS LIST -

AMUM has de­scribed her hor­ror after her car was hit by a ve­hi­cle be­ing pur­sued by po­lice.

Gemma Stacey, 32, and her three-year-old daugh­ter Mia were trav­el­ling in a VW Golf on Bostock Road on the We­ston es­tate when a Peu­geot 306 Merid­ian came hurtling to­wards them from the op­po­site di­rec­tion.

In an ef­fort to pass the driver of the Peu­geot mounted the pave­ment, but ended up ram­ming Gemma’s car and dam­aged the left side. He then got wedged be­tween Gemma’s car and a hedge.

The dra­matic smash ended a brief pur­suit by po­lice which started almost a mile away in War­wick Road at 10.30am on New Year’s Eve.

Both Gemma and Mia were taken to Mac­cles­field Hos­pi­tal and re­leased later that day. Gemma con­tin­ues to be treated for head, neck and back in­juries.

The mum-of-one said the smash has left her trau­ma­tised.

Gemma, who works in the bank­ing sec­tor, said: “We were on our way to Whirley Park to take the dogs for a walk when it hap­pened. Bostock Road is al­ways busy and you al­ways have to al­low traf­fic to pass. Sud­denly this car came rac­ing around the cor­ner. I ex­pected to have to re­verse to let it pass but be­fore I got a chance to change gear he was fly­ing to­wards me. It was terrifying.

“I couldn’t get out of the way. The car hit the pas­sen­ger side and tried to smash its way through but stopped against a hedge. I was scared Mia had been hurt and was scream­ing. We’re both fine re­ally, but it’ll take some time to get over it.”

Of­fi­cers

ar­rested

a 20-year-old man from Mac­cles­field on sus­pi­cion of dan­ger­ous driv­ing and fail­ing to stop. He has been re­leased on po­lice bail un­til Fe­bru­ary.

A 22-year-old man from Mac­cles­field, who was a pas­sen­ger in the car, was ar­rested, but he has since been re­leased with­out charge.

A 27-year-old woman, who was in the area at the time of the in­ci­dent, was is­sued with a fixed penalty no­tice for us­ing abu­sive or threat­en­ing lan­guage.

A spokesman for Cheshire Po­lice said: “At ap­prox­i­mately 10.30am, Wed­nes­day 31 De­cem­ber 2014 a pa­trol iden­ti­fied a sus­pi­cious ve­hi­cle trav­el­ling along War­wick Road in Mac­cles­field and at­tempted to stop the ve­hi­cle. As the ve­hi­cle failed to stop of­fi­cers then fol­lowed the blue Peu­geot 306 Merid­ian, at safe dis­tance. As the ve­hi­cle ap­proached the junc­tion with Bostock Road the Peu­geot was seen to mount the pave­ment be­fore col­lid­ing with a black Volk­swa­gen Golf.”

●● The af­ter­math of the crash on Bostock Road shows the Peu­geot trapped be­tween the VW Golf and the hedge

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