Mum critical after road accident

Date published: 03 June 2014

A SPRINGHEAD mum is lucky to be alive after being hit by a taxi in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Jemma Dearnley was crossing Oldham Road near the Dog and Partridge pub when the accident occurred.

The 21 year old, a barmaid at the White Hart, Lydgate, was flung into the air near Oldham Road’s junction with Cross Street.

The mother to 10-month-old Eryn is in a critical but stable condition in intensive care at Salford Royal with a fractured skull and pelvis and damage to her ankles and wrists.

The road was closed as police examined the scene. Officers are now investigating the collision, which left the Toyota Avensis taxi with a smashed windscreen and damaged bonnet.

It is thought Jemma walked in front of the car after hearing her name being called from across the street. No charges have been brought against the taxi driver.