Wedding girl hurt in A19 crash

Michaela Charnock and Ash Mawson pictured three hours before the collision.
Michaela Charnock and Ash Mawson pictured three hours before the collision.

A Doncaster mum has backed calls for improvements to a notorious accident blackspot after her teenage girl was seriously hurt in a road accident.

Eighteen-year-old Michaela Charnock, from Adwick, suffered a fractured pelvis, bruised liver, kidney and lungs, as well as a nick in her spleen after she was involved in a collision on the A19 at Owston.

Michaela and her 24-year-old boyfriend Ash Mawson, of Pontefract, West Yorkshire, had been at a wedding at Thornhurst Manor when they began to walk home shortly before 11pm.

The pedestrians were involved in a collision with a black Peugeot Eurocab, driven by a 57-year-old man. They suffered serious injuries in the crash on Saturday, August 17, and were rushed to the Northern General Hospital in Fir Vale, Sheffield. Michaela’s mother, Jane, 48, said: “All she can remember is that she was coming home from a wedding at Thornhurst and was walking along the road when she was knocked out. She was with her boyfriend Ash – he’s on crutches and had nasty cuts on his leg and his arm. He got let out that day. It is dangerous down there. To say there are two pubs close together, there are no paths leading from Thornhurst. The speed of vehicles going down there as well is too fast. They need to put a footpath down there and slow the traffic.”

Michaela – whose two-year-old daughter Maisie is being looked after by Jane – has had two operations.

Jane said: “She will struggle with her walking for a while. She will have to have physio for a while.

“She is lucky to be here.”