Chaos as 81-year old Granny drives 15 miles the wrong side of motorway!March 27th, 2008 - 5:02 pm ICT by admin
London, Mar 27 (ANI): An octogenarian grandmom left a trail of havoc behind her after driving for 15 miles the wrong way down the fast lane of a motorway.
Cars swerved into crash barriers, four people were hospitalised and the M65 in Lancashire had to be closed for five hours after Martha Harwood had a late night lapse.
The 81-year-old became puzzled after visiting a friend for tea when she turned into an exit slip road on to the M65 at Whitebirk in Lancashire.
The retired florist realised her mistake quickly but felt she had no choice but to continue on for seven junctions until the police brought her to a halt at Barrowfoot.
There was nowhere to turn around, Time Online quoted her, as saying.
Harwood has been told that she will not be the subject of any charges but has to decide whether to give up her 50-year driving career or have her licence taken away from her. (ANI)
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