Shop worker has lucky escape from car crash
Friday 25th January 2013, 8:30AM GMT.
A LES Bourgs Hospice shop volunteer was relieved to have walked through its door a few minutes early yesterday morning – as just moments later an elderly driver crashed into the entrance.
The incident occurred on the Bridge just after 9.30am.
Vale resident Harry Prince, 69, said his father Sid, 88, had been parking in the disabled space opposite the charity shop when he lost control of his car.
‘I’d just got home and a friend rang and told me what had happened,’ he said. ‘I was very worried but relieved when I saw there wasn’t much damage.’
Mr Prince said his father was fine, although slightly shaken. The blue badge holder was taken to hospital as a precaution.
‘He said his foot just slipped off the brake and on to the accelerator,’ said Mr Prince.
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