Taxi crash left mum and children ‘shaken’

Lydia Sharman with son Adian, seven, from Blackpool, who were in a taxi when it crashed with a motorbike.

Lydia Sharman with son Adian, seven, from Blackpool, who were in a taxi when it crashed with a motorbike.

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A mum and her four children were left ‘shaken’ after being caught in a horror car crash.

Lydia Sharman, 25, and her children Adian, seven, Kermisha, four, Melissa, three, and Telisha, two, were on their way home from the school run when a motorbike collided with the taxi they were travelling in.

The crash, which happened at around 3.30pm on Park Road, Blackpool, on Monday, left the 42-year-old biker with a broken leg after he was thrown from his blue Yamaha in the collision.

Full-time mum Miss Sharman said her children are ‘lucky to be alive’ after the crash.

She said: “There was a huge bang which scared us really badly. My son Adian was sitting near the window on the side of the collision.

“He banged his head on the side of the window and when I took him home he was complaining of a headache. The baby was near the window too.

“The motorcyclist was on the ground bleeding and crying out. My children were all screaming and crying. It was shocking.

“It was horrendous. We’re lucky to be alive.”

Miss Sharman added the incident had left her children ‘traumatised’.

She said: “My son was calling out in his sleep the other night and shouting stuff because he was dreaming about what happened.

“They have definitely been affected by it.

“We were just lucky it was a bike and not another car.”

A police spokesman said: “We were called at 3.30pm to a road traffic collision resulting in serious injury.

“A motorbiker had been travelling down Park Road and had come off after being involved in a collision with a black London-style taxi.

“Enquiries are ongoing. No arrests have been made.”