Disabled woman's terror as car smashes into garden wall in Little Lever

Disabled woman's terror as car smashes into garden wall in Little Lever

The cars and damage to the house in Mytham Road, Little Lever

The boarded-up front door and window

First published in News The Bolton News: Photograph of the Author by , reporter

A DISABLED woman’s car was written off — meaning she cannot get to hospital for treatment on her spine — when a car ploughed into her garden wall.

Katie Twentyman was in the back room of her family home in Mytham Road, Little Lever, when a silver Volkswagen crashed into cars parked on the driveway at 3.30am on Sunday.

Miss Twentyman, aged 31, often needs to go to hospital for treatment on a cyst on her spine.

Concrete blocks and bricks were hurled through the front window and porch by the impact of the crash, in which her father Peter’s car was written off.

The two family cars were shunted into the house by the force of the crash.

The accident also cut off the family’s access to the internet and a phone line.

Mr Twentyman, aged 68, said: “I woke up and thought I’d heard a massive clap of thunder, a real bang.

“Then I thought, it’s meant to be such a nice day, and I looked out and saw the car on my drive.

“If someone had been walking on the street at that time they could have been killed.”

Miss Twentyman’s mum, Judith, aged 66, said: “If our cars hadn’t been there, I reckon the car would have come straight through the house and into the back room.

“It was still dark, we did not know what damage had been done.

“It was about nine o’clock when it sunk in. I got a headache and was sick — I suppose it was a bit of delayed shock.”

The couple were asleep in bed upstairs while Miss Twentyman had just returned from a party and was in the back room, downstairs.

The garden wall was completely demolished in the crash.

Police are trying to trace three young men, thought to be in their 20s, who were seen by Miss Twentyman running away from the car shortly after the incident.

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10:34am Tue 24 Jun 14

Beyond News Forum says...

Comment deletion... lol

As I said, but will reword. Terrible about the cars and this woman's plight, but a taxi like many other people will suffice in the short term, and courtesy cars are readily available for written off cars.
Comment deletion... lol As I said, but will reword. Terrible about the cars and this woman's plight, but a taxi like many other people will suffice in the short term, and courtesy cars are readily available for written off cars. Beyond News Forum
  • Score: 5

10:38am Tue 24 Jun 14

Beyond News Forum says...

Too add taxi fares can be claimed back via the insurance claim from the third party insurance or via a non-fault claim. Also we have the Motor Insurance Bureau for non-insured crimes.
Too add taxi fares can be claimed back via the insurance claim from the third party insurance or via a non-fault claim. Also we have the Motor Insurance Bureau for non-insured crimes. Beyond News Forum
  • Score: 3

10:39am Tue 24 Jun 14

Beyond News Forum says...

Motor Insurance Bureau claims also for untraceable drivers and uninsured crimes via illegal drivers.
Motor Insurance Bureau claims also for untraceable drivers and uninsured crimes via illegal drivers. Beyond News Forum
  • Score: 4

10:59am Tue 24 Jun 14

Stan_E says...

I remember very well about 10 years ago that Miss Twentyman would race up and down Mytham Road at ridiculous speeds in a dark green volkswagen golf. Karma eh?!
I remember very well about 10 years ago that Miss Twentyman would race up and down Mytham Road at ridiculous speeds in a dark green volkswagen golf. Karma eh?! Stan_E
  • Score: 12

1:04pm Tue 24 Jun 14

boltonnut says...

Dodgems.
Dodgems. boltonnut
  • Score: 3

1:49pm Tue 24 Jun 14

cartman66 says...

she got back from the party without her car so why cant she get to hospital?
she got back from the party without her car so why cant she get to hospital? cartman66
  • Score: 4

8:18pm Thu 3 Jul 14

phish_styx says...

Stan_E wrote:
I remember very well about 10 years ago that Miss Twentyman would race up and down Mytham Road at ridiculous speeds in a dark green volkswagen golf. Karma eh?!
i don't know who you are stan_E but miss twentyman has never owned a dark green Volkswagen golf nor driven up and down mytham road at ridiculous speeds in any car, theres a primary school there, its far too dangerous to drive at speed. so no, its not 'karma' get your your facts straight..
[quote][p][bold]Stan_E[/bold] wrote: I remember very well about 10 years ago that Miss Twentyman would race up and down Mytham Road at ridiculous speeds in a dark green volkswagen golf. Karma eh?![/p][/quote]i don't know who you are stan_E but miss twentyman has never owned a dark green Volkswagen golf nor driven up and down mytham road at ridiculous speeds in any car, theres a primary school there, its far too dangerous to drive at speed. so no, its not 'karma' get your your facts straight.. phish_styx
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