Family '˜cheat death' in car crash

A cancer survivor on a day trip to Fleetwood said she and two children '“ one aged just three '“ could easily have been killed in a car crash last week.

Tuesday, 9th August 2016, 10:34 am
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 5:06 pm
The battered Citroen Cactus

Jennifer Miller, 22, had just left Freeport when the black Citroen Cactus her dad Alan was driving was involved in a collision with a white BMW X3 in nearby Dock Street.

Alan, 57, had to be cut free from the wreckage, while Jen had to be stretchered to a waiting ambulance.

Also hurt was her mum Alison, 47, foster brother Jack, 11, and three-year-old Amber, who she was looking after.

Although all five suffered bruising, whiplash, and musclular injuries, none were seriously hurt – though Jen, from Darwen in East Lancashire, puts that down to the Cactus having a big boot.

“If it didn’t, I don’t think me or the children would be here,” she told The Gazette.

“ We had been to an Alice in Wonderland arts and crafts event and then we went to the beach. We had stopped off at Freeport and we had just set off back home when the accident happened.”

Police are investigating the crash, which saw Dock Street closed between Station Road and Denway Way at around 5pm on Thursday. No arrests were made, a spokesman said.