84-YEAR-OLD WIDOW HURT IN FALL CAUSED BY PENARTH STREET POTHOLE

Ludlow Street it a patchwork of bodged road repairs and neglected potholes

Ludlow Street Penarth is  a patchwork of bodged road repairs and neglected potholes

It’s emerged that an 84-year old woman has had to be treated in hospital for facial injuries after inadvertently stepping into a “large pothole”  in Ludlow Street, Penarth.

The Vale of Glamorgan Council is facing a rising number of injury claims from people who have tripped or fallen as a result of  badly-maintained roads and pavements.

The Ludlow Street accident involved 84-year-old widow Mrs Isobel Jones who was “extremely shocked” by her fall. The incident occurred  on the afternoon of August 30th. She was taken to the Emergency Unit at University Hospital Cardiff suffering from bruising and with a serious cut to her face which required stitches.

Philippa "Pip" Friedman of the new "Fauvette" delicatessen applied cold compresses to Mrs Jones's injuries before paramedics arrived on the scene

Philippa “Pip” Friedman of the new “Fauvette” delicatessen applied cold compresses to Mrs Jones’s injuries before paramedics arrived

Mrs Jones has now written to the Penarth Times  to  “thank the lovely people who stopped to help me” including “Pip” (Philippa Friedman of the Fauvette wine and cheese delicatessen in Glebe St ) who had  applied cold compresses to her face – and also expresses her gratitude to  local resident “Andrew”.

Other passers-by also rendered aid to Mrs Jones before she was taken to hospital by ambulance

The deteriorating condition of roads and pavements in Penarth remains the subject of increasing concern in the town.

A Freedom of Information request has shown that in 2015, the Vale of Glamorgan Council had to pay out nearly £250,00o  in compensation payments  – a total that’s increased  29%  since 2012.

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3 Responses to 84-YEAR-OLD WIDOW HURT IN FALL CAUSED BY PENARTH STREET POTHOLE

  1. Andrew Worsley says:

    This street is just a total mess with potholes everywhere , when the Council gets its act together and its priorities right they may get around to resurfacing the whole street instead patching up the odd hole , the street is a total disgrace . Of course if this was outside the Council offices it would have been attended to as a matter of urgency , but as the saying goes “out of sight , out of mind” and this is a prime example.

  2. Peter Church says:

    Philippa “Pip” Friedman of the new “Fauvette” delicatessen applied cold compresses to Mrs Jones’s injuries.
    Lovely cold compresses, go nicely with some nice cheese, how much are they and are they also French?

  3. Taffy says:

    And that quarter million is only a small part as the Vale managed to wriggle out of other claims because of a questionable relationship with their insurers. All the best to Mrs Jones

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