Trail of damage as elderly woman loses control of car in Bath
An elderly woman lost control of her car and ploughed down a busy Bath city centre pavement yesterday afternoon.
Police and ambulance crews were called to New Bond Street at 4.35pm after reports that a driver had come off the road, scraped down the side of some shops before crashing into a taxi at the traffic lights.
Miraculously, despite the streets being packed with shoppers and people making their way home from work, nobody was injured.
It is understood that the woman, who is 76 years old, had been trying to manoeuvre out of a parking space when she lost control.
The car crossed over the road, mounted the pavement outside Crabtree and Evelyn, knocked down another shop’s A-board, flattened a road sign and then carried on along the pavement towards the traffic lights opposite Waitrose.
It only came to a stop when it collided with a taxi.
A spokesman for Great Western Ambulance Service said paramedics had attended the scene and spoken to the driver, who was shaken but uninjured. She did not require medical treatment and was not taken to hospital.
It is not thought that police will be taking any action against her.