17th Aug, 2019

Labour parliamentary candidate Rebecca Jenkins involved in car crash

TRIBUTES have been paid to Police, firefighters, paramedics, hospital staff and passersby after Rebecca Jenkins was involved in a car crash this morning.

Labour’s prospective parliamentary candidate for Redditch was driving to work this morning when he car skidded on a lying patch of water, spun out of control, rolled down an embankment and landed on its roof.

The incident happened at around 8am this morning as Ms Jenkins, a schoolteacher, having exited the Alvechurch Highway was on the slip road on her way up to the Bromsgrove Highway.

“She was taken to the Alexandra Hospital where she had some scans and an X-rays taken but luckily she escaped unscathed and she was released and is now in Studley at her mother’s house,” said her agent Phil Berry.

“Typical of her she just mentioned that she’d had a bit of an accident and my goodness the car had landed on its roof, so it was a bit of an escape.”

Ms Jenkins said: “To the paramedics, Police, Fire Brigade, nurses and doctors and other NHS staff at the Alex you are brilliant.

“I would also like to thank the passerby who helped me.”

She also paid tribute to her campaign team who raced to the Alex and promised to be back on the campaign trail as soon as possible,

After a long period of dry weather the Met Office issued a yellow warning of rain on Wednesday and it had been wet overnight.

“It was pretty worrying for all of us and thankfully she is safe and unscathed,” said Mr Berry.

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