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Woman breaks foot and blames Fishergate pavements for fall

Posted on - 3rd September, 2016 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - News, Preston City Centre, Roads, Transport
A trip to the shops in Preston ended being a costly trip for Jacqui

A trip to the shops in Preston ended being a costly trip for Jacqui

A shopping trip to Preston city centre ended in a broken foot for one woman on Saturday.

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Jacqui Cooper, from Blackpool, was in town and claims she fell victim to the new Fishergate paving.

The 38-year-old had just been in Next and was heading to Marks and Spencers.

She said: “I did not there there was a kerb and went over on my foot, which caused me to fall to the ground.

“Lots of people asked if I was okay and were mentioning how dangerous the new layout was.”

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Jacqui went to Royal Preston Hospital to get herself checked over and found she had broken her fifth metatarsal.

A swollen leg and Jacqui during happier times

A swollen leg and Jacqui during happier times

The new layout for Fishergate was finished in 2014 and has seen numerous complaints about the surface for pedestrians and the problems it causes for traffic.

A complaint has been made by Jacqui to Preston City Council via its online injury form.

A spokesman for Lancashire County Council said they did not comment on personal injury claims.

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