Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Woman charged after car overturns

A WOMAN has been charged with drink-driving after her car overturned in a crash in Stoke Row.

A WOMAN has been charged with drink-driving after her car overturned in a crash in Stoke Row.

Patricia McRay escaped unhurt from the wreckage of the Renault Clio following the incident in The Terrace at 9.30am on Tuesday.

The 66-year-old was driving eastwards when she collided with a Peugeot 206 which was parked in the street.

Her car clipped the rear driver’s side of the vehicle and rolled over on its roof and skidded across the road. It came to a rest with its rear end on the grass verge, just inches from a telegraph pole.

The windscreen had shattered, spreading broken glass over the road.

Residents heard the crash and called 999 before rushing outside to help MrsMcRay, who was the only person in the vehicle.

Emily Eades, the owner of the Peugeot, was eating breakfast with her mother Amanda when the crash happened.

The 21-year-old said: “We heard this big ‘bang’ so ran straight outside and saw the car upside down with two people helping the woman to get out.

“I don’t know how it happened but she seemed absolutely fine apart from a few cuts. She was talking and didn’t look like she was in shock.

“I didn’t even notice that my own car had been damaged until I turned round to go back inside.”

Two fire crews from Henley and Goring were called to the scene but the neighbours had freed the driver before they arrived. Paramedics checked over MrsMcRay.

Police closed the road between Nottwood Lane, near the crash site, and Cox’s Lane.

Police swept the glass away and arranged for the wreckage to be recovered. They re-opened the road at about 11.20am.

Police said MrsMcRay had been bailed to appear at Oxford Magistrates’ Court on June 7.

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