Mum and four-month-old baby girl taken to hospital after crash in Sheffield
A woman and her baby daughter were taken to hospital after a collision in Sheffield.
Megan Thornhill, aged 20, was driving through Woodhouse in a Ford Fiesta with her four-month-old baby, Scarlett, when they were involved in a collision with a BMW travelling in the opposite direction yesterday afternoon.
The collision occurred on Badger Road, where vehicles park on a bend, obscuring the view for motorists.
Megan was overtaking a parked van when the collision occurred.
She is calling for an area of grassland alongside the road to be turned into parking spaces to make the road safer for users.
The mum-of-one also wants a mirror installed on the bend to aid motorists passing parked vehicles.
An investigation into the circumstances surrounding the collision is now under way.
Megan has thanked local residents who came to her rescue and helped with baby Scarlett until emergency services arrived to check on the little girl.
She is keen for witnesses to the collision, which happened at around 5.20pm, to come forward.
“I was driving with my-four-month old in her seat in the front next to me when the crash happened,” she said.
“The other car involved hit my side, luckily, rather than Scarlett’s or I dread to think what might have happened. It could have been fatal.”
She said Scarlett screamed after the collision and was helped out of the car by passers-by who came to their rescue.
The baby was then taken to Sheffield Children’s Hospital for a check-up afterwards.
Megan, who was also taken to hospital, has been left with bruising and pain.
She said: “I was passing a parked van because people park on the side of the road when the crash happened.
“I would like witnesses to come forward to say what they saw. There were a lot of people who helped afterwards, so they may have seen the crash.
“Something needs to change with parking on this road to make sure nothing like this happens again.”
Badger Road was closed while police dealt with the aftermath of the crash.
Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 and quote incident 668 of June 9.
Megan can be contacted via email on [email protected]