Two face court action after trailer ran loose; ACCIDENT: Men and company charged after dinner lady was left severely injured.(News)
Byline: By James McCarthy
TWO men are to appear in court in connection with the accident that severely injured Coventry dinner lady Sylvia Norburn.
She was crushed by a runaway trailer that pinned her to a fence as she walked along the pavement near her workplace.
It was being towed by a van when it worked loose and careered into Mrs Norburn.
A third summons has been issued to a company that owned the vehicle and trailer involved in the accident. Police have not named the company nor the men.
A spokeswoman for West Midlands Police said: "A 53-year-old Coventry man has been served with a summons for dangerous driving and using a vehicle in a dangerous condition.
"A 37-year-old Coventry man has been served with a summons for aiding and abetting using a vehicle in a dangerous condition. The company which owned the vehicle/trailer has also been summonsed for permitting dangerous driving and permitting using a vehicle in a dangerous condition."
Mrs Norburn, 61, was not expected to live through the night after being pinned to a wall in Deedmore Road, Wood End, on July 18. She had been walking to work at Moat House Primary School. She was just outside the gates when she was hit.
Last month the 61-year-old, of Monkswood Crescent, Henley Green, was released from hospital where she was being treated for a catalogue of injuries. She was blinded in one eye, had a fractured jaw, skull, shoulder blade, spine, a broken leg, broken ribs, smashed teeth and a punctured lung. Last week she visited children and staff at the school for the first time since the accident.
CAPTION(S):SCHOOL VISIT... Former dinner lady Sylvia Norburn goes back to see the children at Moat House Primary and (above) the runaway trailer which pinned her to a fenc