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My kids screamed as car flipped over
8:15am Thursday 17th May 2012 in News
A MUM has recalled the terrified screams of her two young children as her car flipped on to its roof, close to the family’s Pershore home.
Joanne Lea was heading home to St Agatha’s Road at 4.40pm on Monday after picking up her two young sons from school in Badsey.
But shortly after turning into Priest Lane from the High Street, Miss Lea says she became distracted by her six-year-old son Jack in the back seat. She said: “One of my children called me from the back seat so I turned my head, as parents do,” said Miss Lea.
“Then all I remember is the thud of hitting the car and my children screaming as the car rolled over. I don’t think I will ever forget it.
“The police think we hit a wing mirror and then a wheel arch of a parked car and then as I hit the wheel arch I turned the steering wheel and my car flipped. The police said it would be impossible for my car to reach a speed over the limit at that distance down the road.”
After the crash Miss Lea and her two children climbed out of the upturned Renault Scenic and were comforted by residents who heard the accident. Two parked cars were damaged in the incident and Priest Lane was closed until the upturned vehicle could be moved.
“I was literally shaking and crying and holding the boys,” said Miss Lea. “I had cuts to my feet and hands and Daniel, who is five and was sat in the front, had marks from the seat belt. Jack miraculously had no injuries.”
Miss Lea also hit back at comments suggesting she wasn’t driving safely: “I wasn’t speeding or drinking or taking drugs, I don’t do that. It was an accident.”
The police said they were not investigating the incident any further.