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Gedney couple are lucky to walk away after Storm Ciara crash at Fosdyke

A Gedney couple have thanked the people who rallied round to help after their vehicle was flipped three times during Storm Ciara.

Children’s entertainers Zoemarie Sheldon (41) and Martin Morris (42) did not want to ruin the birthday party of six-year-old girl on Sunday so they ventured out in their Land Rover Freelander and trailer.

Unfortunately, the trailer jacknifed and caused their vehicle to flip over three times, taking out two lamp posts, near Fosdyke.

The Land Rover Freelander which Zoemarie Sheldon and Martin Morris were travelling in (28845416)
The Land Rover Freelander which Zoemarie Sheldon and Martin Morris were travelling in (28845416)

Zoemarie was able to pull her partner free of the car after smashing a window but has thanked all of the people who stopped to help and protect them from the bad weather before the arrival of the emergency services.

She said: “It restored my faith in humanity as yesterday showed me that there are some amazing people out there, who just stopped and took time to help myself and Martin.

“I don’t think we could have got through that first part without them.

Zoemarie Sheldon after the car accident (28845414)
Zoemarie Sheldon after the car accident (28845414)

“I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who stopped along with the emergency services and Boston Hospital.”

Zoemarie and Martin have been entertaining youngsters across the area for 15 years as PartyAngelz.

The couple had been booked to run a Tinkerbell party in Bicker.

Zoemarie Sheldon as Elsa
Zoemarie Sheldon as Elsa


Zoemarie said: “We didn’t want to let the little girl down.”

As they were travelling through Fosdyke, Zoemarie said the wind got under the trailer.

She said: “I remember seeing that we were heading for a lamp post and Martin couldn’t control the car.

“I shut my eyes and the next minute, we were flipping. We flipped three times and took out two lamp posts and landed upside down.

“Martin put his arm out across and held me as he braced himself against the steering wheel.”

When they had come to rest, Martin had tried to break a window. Thankfully, a spanner was within Zoemarie’s grasp and she was able to smash it.

After she had pulled Martin free, a former nurse and firefighter then stopped to help them. A group of people also gathered around to protect them from the rain.

Luckily Martin was able to walk free without injury, Zoemarie was taken to Pilgrim

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