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Woman warns ‘lives are at risk’ as car smashes into wall on busy main road

A woman has issued a grave warning as “lives are at risk” on a busy main road.

Back in December of 2021, a yoga studio owner went to work before she heard a “horrible screeching” and the chaos of a “serious accident” at Orford Lane in Warrington.

Suzann Rose said a car had hit a nearby resident’s wall “at force”, causing considerable damage but it “could have been worse”.

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She told the ECHO : “We have a lot of crazy traffic flying down the lane, it’s very busy and cars do tend to speed.

“I heard this crash before I saw it and could just tell it was a bad one. You could tell by the way the car stopped it wasn’t normal. Thank goodness it was just a wall, it could have been much worse.

“The driver was shocked by it all, but it was lucky there was no-one walking along the street at the time. The corner wall was taken out, it came close to taking the living room wall out.

“Now this elderly man is having to get his wall fixed due to no fault of his own.”

Suzann is now sick of seeing traffic “flying down the lane” as she says it is a “disaster waiting to happen”, so she has launched a fundraiser for a defibrillator in case of accidents in the future.

Cars come “flying down the road”

She said: “A lot of people cross the road and especially elderly people who can’t cross that fast, they can’t get out the way quickly enough if someone is driving insanely down the street.

“It’s a 30mph zone and there’s talks of reducing it but I don’t see how that will work as people ignore it anyway. They come down at crazy speeds and the area is full of shops and houses.

“It’s an accident waiting to happen.

“Its the few minority who are causing a danger. It was a shock to see something like this happen on your own doorstep.”

The fundraiser is aiming to raise £1,000 for a defibrillator to be placed outside of the Co-Op store.

A defibrillator cabinet

A defibrillator cabinet

Sharing her fundraiser on her social media page, Suzann added: “Orford Lane needs a defibrillator, with the traffic problems and how busy the road is with a mixture of peoples homes, shops, restaurants café and many take away places, the lane is a very busy place.

“It’s especially dangerous for young and old people. Having trained in first aid, and running a Yoga Studio on the lane, we would like to see a Defibrillator on the wall between the Co-op and planet9 available for anyone that needs it.

“Lots of people cross the road on or close to the pedestrian crossing. So we feel the location will be perfect. Hope we never need to use it, but if we do we could save someone’s precious life.

“We are grateful for any contribution no matter how small. Please make a donation. Tell us your name and number, so we can offer you a discount from the shop or our yoga services, as our way to say thanks.

“If a defibrillator is used within the first minute, the survival rate can be as high as 90%. If a defibrillator is used within the first 3 to 5 minutes, the likelihood of survival is roughly 74% showing that having a defibrillator close by really makes all the difference.”

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