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Heroic delivery driver pulled woman from crashed car on Penny Lane

A heroic delivery driver helped pull a woman after her car crashed into a building next to Penny Lane Wine Bar.

The driver, known only as Ian, ran to the yellow Mini after it swerved off the road and smashed through the timber frame of a new cafe

Ian helped calm down the driver of the car and immobilised the Mini after a smell of burning started coming from the car.

Steven Jones witnessed the crash and believes the actions of the delivery driver were crucial.

He told the ECHO: “A Hermes driver called Ian, he ran to the car and helped her out. He stopped and immobilised the car because there was a burning smell.”

“He was a star, got involved, she just didn’t know what to do, he helped her out of the car”, added Mr Jones.

According to Mr Jones, Ian also checked the structural integrity of the car before he moved the woman from the yellow mini.

The delivery driver then stayed with the woman until police and ambulance crews arrived.

Emergency services rushed to the scene after reports of the crash at 10.25am on Friday but fortunately no-one was injured when the car smashed onto the pavement.

Mr Jones described the Mini swerving out the way and believes it was miraculous no-one was hurt in the crash.

He said:”Basically (there was) just a horrendous noise and I think she swerved out the way, the car went out of control and she said it started revving on its own. She swerved and was so lucky she didn’t hit any cars. There were no pedestrians, no-one about.”

Pictures show the yellow mini on the pavement, with its bonnet popped open and debris from where the car ploughed through the wooden front of a soon-to-be-opened new cafe.

Merseyside Police confirmed there was no suggestion the driver had been drinking or had crashed deliberately.

Other witnesses described the deafening bang in the street that made them think a bomb had gone off.


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