Pensioner escapes Prestwich car crash

An elderly driver in her 70s landed her car in the front garden of a Bury Old Road house in Prestwich after losing control of her Citroen C3. No one was injured in the incident, which happened during the morning rush-hour, despite the car flying over the pavement opposite the Holy Law Synagogue. The garden's roses faired better than its wall which was completely demolished. Bystander John Czernenko says the car sp u n out of control. "It drove into the middle of the road and suddenly turned right at high speed, going into a spin." Traffic police attended the scene and later confirmed the collision was an accident. The driver was taken to hospital and later discharged.

    Last updated: 10:16am, June 26 2009