Car ploughed into woman out­side shop

Rossendale Free Press - - What’s On -

A SHOPWORKER’S leg was bro­ken in six places when a car drove into her leav­ing her pinned her against a wall.

Mother-of-two Tracey Ib­bot­son, 47, from Rams­bot­tom, was on her break at B&M Bar­gain when a Citroen C4 ploughed into her out­side the shop in Bury on Satur­day af­ter­noon.

Passers-by had to push the car away from till worker Tracey, who suf­fered six frac­tures to her right leg dur­ing the in­ci­dent at Cros­tons re­tail park in El­ton.

She was taken to Royal Old­ham Hospi­tal and later trans­ferred to Wythen­shawe Hospi­tal.

Tracey, who has two chil­dren aged 14 and 19, has had her leg straight­ened and un­der­gone a skin graft but faces more surgery.

Her fa­ther Ken­neth, 72, said: “She’s con­scious. She’s talk­ing and she’s in good spir­its.” He said his daugh­ter told him the car ‘mounted the pave­ment’ be­fore pin­ning her against the wall and that oth­ers had to push the car away from his daugh­ter.

A spokesman for Greater Manch­ester Po­lice (GMP) said at the time there was no sug­ges­tion it was a de­lib­er­ate act.

Pho­to­graphs from eye­wit­nesses showed part of the car park im­me­di­ately in front of the B&M bar­gains store cor­doned off with an am­bu­lance and a rapid re­sponse para­medic car present. GMP con­firmed they were called to re­ports of a car hit­ting a pedes­trian at the re­tail park, which also con­tains an Aldi su­per­mar­ket, at around 3pm on Satur­day.

Po­lice of­fi­cers could be seen man­ning the cor­don and keep­ing mem­bers of the pub­lic away as emer­gency ser­vices dealt with the in­ci­dent.

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