Elderly woman, 95, likely to die from brain haemorrhage after being splashed by passing cars

Andy Wells
Freelance Writer
Hilda Moore was knocked over when passing vehicles sent a huge amount of water crashing into her (Rex/stock photo)

An elderly woman is likely to die from a brain haemorrhage after being knocked to the ground by passing cars driving through water

Hilda Moore was fell over and hit her head when passing vehicles sent a huge amount of water crashing into her in Mareham Lane, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, on Friday.

The 95-year-old suffered such severe injuries that doctors were unable to do anything for her other than make her comfortable.

She has now been taken to a quiet room in Lincoln County Hospital for her final hours, according to her son-in-law Peter Wheeldon.

The 95-year-old suffered severe injuries while she was walking on Mareham Lane in Sleaford (Google)

He told Lincolnshire Live: ‘She has suffered a drastic brain haemorrhage, she has been moved to a quiet place in Lincoln County hospital to die in the most comfortable way there is.

‘My wife is coping, her mum was 95 so we are prepared for her to pass on, but to go in that way is distressing.


‘‘We want to raise the issue that you can’t keep driving through puddles. It was not just the first two or three vehicles as more continued to come through.

‘You shouldn’t go through a puddle at 30mph.’

None of the vehicles that splashed Mrs Moore as she was walking home from the shops stopped to check how she was, but two men in a van travelling the other way stopped and called an ambulance.

It is an offence to drive through a puddle causing pedestrians to be splashed (Rex/stock photo)

It is an offence to drive ‘without reasonable consideration for other persons’, which includes any instance of ‘driving through a puddle causing pedestrians to be splashed’.

A spokesperson for Lincolnshire Police said: ‘It was reported that she fell to the ground but it is not yet clear what caused her to fall and sustain her injuries. She was taken to hospital for treatment for a head injury.

‘An investigation is underway to try and establish the exact circumstances relating to this incident.’

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 and quote incident number 352 of April 27.