Michelle Mace suffered a broken arm in a prison van collision, when her Fiat Punto, in which she and her husband were travelling, was struck by a Serco van on 14th September 2014. The 26-year-old mum of four was driving her Punto when the van struck them on the roundabout at Nethermayne. Mrs Mace said, “The children should have been in the car, but my mum offered to have them. We were very lucky. If my baby was in the car seat, he would have had no chance.”
Mrs Mace was taken to A & E after the prison van collision, along with a prisoner from the van, who had suffered minor neck injuries. She suffered severe whiplash and a fractured arm, and will need at least a month off work to recover – her car has also been written off.
A Serco spokesman declined to comment on where the prisoners were coming from and what charges they were facing. Serco’s partnership director, David Holdsworth, said, “One prisoner suffered minor injuries and was taken to hospital, escorted by two custody officers, whilst the other prisoners were taken to court as planned in another van. At no point were the public at risk.”
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