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Daughter’s appeal for car park hero
A woman has appealed to a Good Samaritan, who helped her critically-injured mum after a supermarket car park accident, to come forward.
Chantelle Aleksander said she and her family wanted to thank the mystery man who went to the aid of her mother Tracey Askham.
Mrs Askham is in intensive care at Leeds General Infirmary after the accident in the car park at the Morrisons store at Five Lane Ends, Bradford, shortly after 7pm on Wednesday.
She was putting shopping in to her car when another vehicle struck the back of it, trapping and seriously injuring her. It is thought she suffered a heart attack at the scene.
Police said a car was driven down a ramp towards a bend in the main car park when it hit Mrs Askham, who was freed by firefighters.
Her daughter said a man, who was nearby, saw the accident and went to help.
She said: “We have been told he was nearby and saw what happened. He went straight to my mum and tried to move the vehicle by himself. After trying to alleviate the situation, he stayed with my mother, comforting her, until help arrived.
“We are grateful beyond words for what he did and want to thank him, but we have no idea who he is. We would like him to come forward so we can personally thank him for what he did.
“He can contact the police or the Telegraph & Argus.”
A police spokesman said: “At about 7.13pm on Wednesday, a 47-year-old woman was loading her shopping into her Mini Cooper in a supermarket car park, when her vehicle was struck by a Suzuki Vitara being driven by a 60-year-old man.
“The woman was taken to Leeds General Infirmary with serious injuries to her head, chest and legs. She was said to be in a critical condition yesterday morning.
“The 60-year-old man received medical attention at the scene.”
Anyone who might have witnessed this collision is asked to contact Sergeant Richard Lyon or PC Dave Long at the Western Area Roads Policing Unit on 101.