‘Road was like an ice rink. It’s a miracle I wasn’t killed’

Thursday, 7 December 2017

‘Road was like an ice rink. It’s a miracle I wasn’t killed’ thumbnail

A MUM of three from Antrim believes it was 'a miracle' she wasn't killed when black ice on an ungritted road sent her car careering over a hedge and into a field.
Claire McIntyre, from Springfarm, had intended to take her two-year-old with her when she went to collect her son from pre-school last Wednesday morning but at the last minute decided to leave the youngster with her aunt.
It proved to be a fateful decision, for as the 27-year-old pulled out on to the Niblock Road she hit a sheet of black ice and lost control of her Vauxhall car.
“I wasn't even doing 30mph when the car went into a skid. It was utterly terrifying because I couldn't stop it," she said.
“I wrestled with the wheel, but it was out of control. I eventually hit the verge and it flipped me right over the hedge and into the field.
“I was so grateful that I was wearing my seat belt because I would have been out the windscreen. I dread to think what could have happened.
*Read the full story in this week's Antrim Guardian


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