Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Woman's Agony as Wind Blows 50ft Fence on to Her

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Woman's Agony as Wind Blows 50ft Fence on to Her

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A WOMAN who became trapped under 50ft of plastic fencing outside a bus station has spoken of her ordeal.

Ann Farrell, 61, had been on her way to a hospital appointment when the fencing collapsed in strong winds on Saturday morning.

She and an elderly man became trapped underneath the red and white construction fencing at Ashton bus station before being rescued.

It took ten bus drivers to lift the fencing off the pair before they were admitted to hospital.

Ms Farrell, lives in Dukinfield, was X-rayed and later discharged from hospital with bruising. The condition of the man remains unclear.

Part of Ashton bus station is currently closed off for construction on a new transport interchange.

Ms Farrell told the M.E.N: "All of a sudden the wind just picked up and all of the fencing came down on me.

"There must have been about 50ft of fencing all tied together. There was an older man behind me with a walking stick who got caught up in it too.

"The bus driver came flying out of the bus station and in the end it took 10 of them to get the fencing off us. I am just so grateful it wasn't a small child.

"I've never been so scared in my life.

Thank God I am alive."

Ms Farrell says she is upset and angry that nobody has contacted her to check on her condition. …

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