September 28th, 2016

Residents hit out after ‘further falls in Bromsgrove because of uneven paving in Mill Lane’

Residents hit out after ‘further falls in Bromsgrove because of uneven paving in Mill Lane’ Residents hit out after ‘further falls in Bromsgrove because of uneven paving in Mill Lane’
Updated: 7:03 pm, Mar 30, 2016

TWO MORE residents have come forward to say they have been injured in Bromsgrove and have had to be taken to hospital because of the uneven paving outside Iceland.

Sue Wright took a tumble over the slabs on Mill Lane and fractured her arm which caused her to spend hours at the Alexandra Hospital receiving treatment.

She is appealing for anyone who may have witnessed her fall to come forward and help her prove the neglected paving caused her the injury.

She said: “My son went to take pictures of the slap but they had repaired it so no one would take my claim.

“However a month later the slab is broke again.

“I had people all around me and one passed me my glasses and another gave me my keys.

“I have no proof and need those people who saw me to come forward.

“I spent hours in pain at the Alex and I couldn’t use my arm for weeks.”

Bob Blackford said he was on a bus outside the supermarket when he saw another woman fall in the same spot and lie motionless.

He added: “I saw a lady fall headlong and lie motionless and thought surely this cannot be the same stretch of pavement which had been reported and not made safe.”

The ambulance service confirmed they were called to the area at 12.46pm to reports of an incident involving a woman in her 80s.

A spokesman said: “There was no indication that she was unconscious at any time but she was transferred to the Alexandra Hospital.”

This comes shortly after Raymond Young, a 77-year-old pensioner, made complaints to the county council about the paving after he fell and smashed his phone and glasses. He said the slabs had not been repaired a month after his fall in January.

A Worcestershire County Council spokesperson said: “Following works undertaken by a utility company, we are aware of several complaints about the surface of the footway.

“The area has now been closed off using barriers for pedestrian safety and an order has been issued for its repair which will be carried out by a Highways team as soon as possible.”

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