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Keighley woman fears for unborn baby after car crash
A five-months-pregnant Keighley woman feared for her unborn child when she was involved in a car crash.
And she suffered further distress after discovering she had been given false details by the other driver involved in the accident. Angela Fish believes the man, whom she claims tried to overtake her while she was turning right, gave a bogus address.
Angela, 30, of Malsis Road, said her insurance company could find no trace of the man’s name, address, policy number and phone number.
She has visited the street he named in Shipley and discovered the real house numbers stop just before the address she was given.
Angela, a teaching assistant at St Anne’s Primary School and Kiddicare, was left shaken and fearing for her baby’s health after the collision with the Ford Focus in Queens Road, Ingrow, on Saturday morning.
She was returning from a zumba class to pick up her husband, Lee, and stepdaughter, Chloe, from their home only yards away.
Angela said she stopped in the middle of the road and indicated, then began turning right into Malsis Road when the Focus tried to overtake her.
She said: “I was just turning so he hit my front wheel arch, cracking the door and the side panel.
“He was going quite fast and the impact was quite hard. I banged my head on the window.
“I was more worried about me and the baby than the car. I was dizzy. When I got out I was a weak-legged.”
Angela said the man initially blamed her until a witness intervened.
But he gave false details before driving off.
She said: “The man wrote his details down. He then quickly got in his car and drove off, but it was making an awful noise and I’m sure his tyre was flat.
“I got home and rang my insurance company who ran a check on the details he gave me. All were false.”
Soon after the crash, Angela phoned the labour ward at Airedale Hospital to ask whether the impact could have affected her baby.
She said: “They said if it’s under 20 weeks babies are quite well protected. I’m at 19 weeks. If I have abdominal pains I have to get back in touch.”