Se­ri­ously hurt mo­torist in ap­peal af­ter smash

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

A MO­TORIST se­ri­ously in­jured in a crash in Mar­ton is ap­peal­ing for wit­nesses to come for­ward.

Wes­ley Ben­nett, 29, shat­tered his hip and broke his an­kle in the head-on col­li­sion be­tween two cars on Con­gle­ton Road on March 14.

The me­chanic was helped from his VW Polo by a group of men, be­lieved to be off-duty army medics, be­fore be­ing taken by air am­bu­lance to Wythen­shawe Hospi­tal.

Wes­ley has al­ready had one op­er­a­tion on his leg and hip, and emer­gency treat­ment for newly- dis­cov­ered gall blad­der dam­age, and faces a long road to re­cov­ery.

His friend Sam Valen­tine, 27, who was a pas­sen­ger in the VW Polo, suf­fered a bro­ken ster­num and a deep cut to his leg.

The 52-year-old male driver of the other car, a Hyundai Coupe, was also in­jured.

Speak­ing from his hospi­tal bed, Wes­ley said po­lice were still look­ing for wit­nesses. He said: “I’m still in hospi­tal at the mo­ment. I have had more in­juries from the crash come to light. My gall blad­der was dam­aged and be­came in­fected. That was life threat­en­ing and very painful. De­spite the ap­peal we are strug­gling to find any wit­nesses.”

Po­lice are ap­peal­ing for in­for­ma­tion about the crash to call 101 quot­ing in­ci­dent num­ber 535 of 14/3/2016.

●● Wes­ley Ben­nett is still in hospi­tal

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