Two elderly women were hurt – one of them seriously – when a car crashed into market stalls and a lorry in Buckingham’s market place.It happened in Market Square just before 08:50 BST.Firefighters released an injured woman from the car, and a female pedestrian was also hurt.One trader, who escaped injury, described how the car destroyed his stall after it mounted the pavement while travelling at speed. The ambulance service said a pedestrian suffered a serious leg injury, while the driver of the car was taken to hospital with minor injuries.The pedestrian, who also suffered a less serious head injury, was taken to the major trauma centre at John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.
Eyewitnesses spoke of their shock.Stallholder Nigel Price said: “A car came down the pavement, out-of-control and demolished my stall – I estimate it was doing about 50mph.”Fortunately I was stood on the other side of the road – it’s one of those things you just can’t believe.”
Raimonda Barauskaite, who works nearby, said: “I heard a very loud noise and thought something horrible had happened.”I looked outside and the whole market had gone.”Diana Blamires said: “It was clear that a car had ploughed through the market and into a lorry. There was debris everywhere. It was chaos.”There were quite a few people at the scene who were just shocked and worried about what had happened.”A Facebook post by Thames Valley Police said: “Many of the market stalls were damaged during the collision.”
Source: BBC Beds