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Heartbroken mother, 22, reveals how she lost her unborn child when she was struck by Ford Fiesta

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A heartbroken mother has revealed how she tragically lost her unborn child when she was struck by a Ford Fiesta which smashed into the crowd at a car meet, leaving one person fighting for their life and 10 injured. 

Georgia Wood, 22, suffered a miscarriage, bleed on the brain and gashes and cuts to her head, knees and ankles after the car hit her in Scunthorpe.

The incident on Saturday, September 24 at around 9.10pm, left her friend Connor Richard, 23, in a critical condition and he remains in intensive care.

Georgia, who is mother to Harrison, 20 months, said that losing her baby means her son has lost a ‘lifetime best friend’.

She explained that she was struggling to come to terms with the events of the evening. 

Georgia said: ‘I was looking forward to having a little brother or sister for my son, to be their lifetime best friend, as you don’t get closer than a sibling.

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‘That’s now all been taken away from both me and my son. My family have lost a niece or a nephew – and a grandchild.

‘It’s really hard to think if I hadn’t gone there, I wouldn’t be in this situation now.

‘And it’s not nice to think what was taken away from me because someone basically couldn’t handle their car.’

Georgia Wood, 22, pictured in hospital, suffered a miscarriage, bleed on the brain and gashes and cuts to her head, knees and ankles after the car hit her in Scunthorpe

The incident on Saturday, September 24 at around 9.10pm, left her friend Connor Richard, 23, in a critical condition and he remains in intensive care. Pictured: Georgia before the crash

The incident on Saturday, September 24 at around 9.10pm, left her friend Connor Richard, 23, in a critical condition and he remains in intensive care. Pictured: Georgia before the crash

Georgia, who is mother to Harrison, 20 months, said that losing her baby means her son has lost a 'lifetime best friend'. Pictured: The scene of the crash

Georgia, who is mother to Harrison, 20 months, said that losing her baby means her son has lost a ‘lifetime best friend’. Pictured: The scene of the crash 

Explaining how events unfolded, Georgia said that she and Connor and their friend Chloe Boddy, also 23, had decided to go out as the 22-year-old had just broken up with her partner.

They originally headed to a car park near a set of supermarkets but had later moved to Flixborough Industrial Estate, in the North of the industrial town.

She said: ‘My friends are big into cars. They love that and I love my friends. They said the next location would be released in 15 minutes. So I said, ‘Let’s go.’

At the second location, there was ‘a couple of hundred’ people in the crowd and she found a space where she could watch the cars driving down the street.   

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However, at around 9.10pm, the Ford Fiesta crashed into bystanders, leaving Georgia and ten other people injured.  

Georgia said: ‘I honestly don’t remember anything from the crash, like screeching tyres or being hit. I just woke up and found I was on the floor.

‘It was like an out-of-body experience. I was slipping in and out of consciousness.

‘My head was pounding, and a lady said, ‘Georgia, you’ve been in a car accident, just stay still.’ But I was asking people where Chloe and Connor were.

‘I was desperate to find them.’

She today explained that she was struggling to come to terms with the events of the evening. Pictured: Some of Georgia's bruising

She today explained that she was struggling to come to terms with the events of the evening. Pictured: Some of Georgia’s bruising 

Georgia said that she does not remember anything from the crash and woke up and found she was on the floor. Pictured: Her injuries

Georgia said that she does not remember anything from the crash and woke up and found she was on the floor. Pictured: Her injuries 

She was taken to hospital where a ‘small bleed’ on her brain was found and her head was glued three times as she had a gash on the back of it.

The 22-year-old also had bruising and cuts to her knees, right ankle and the top of her leg.

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But worse news came after doctors did a scan to check the health of her unborn child.  

She said: ‘When two doctors came into the room, I knew at that point that it was not good. They told me that I had a miscarriage because there was only a little hCG in my system.’

Georgia said she was ‘upset’ about the tragic news, but her main focus has been on her friend Connor’s health, who still remains in intensive care, following the crash.

‘I was upset about it. I did cry a bit about it, but my main focus was on Connor. My friend was in the ICU. I will grieve for my baby when Connor is okay.

‘It’s upsetting to see my friend in that situation because someone wanted to be Lewis Hamilton in their car.’

The 22-year-old was taken to hospital and treated for her injuries

Georgia had bruising and cuts to her knees, right ankle and at the top of her leg

Georgia was treated at hospital after the crash for her injuries, which included cuts to her knees and bruising on her legs and ankle, pictured 

Georgia said that she was upset about her miscarriage but her main focus has been on her friend Connor's health since the crash and that she will grieve for her baby when she knows he is ok. Pictured: Her injuries

Georgia said that she was upset about her miscarriage but her main focus has been on her friend Connor’s health since the crash and that she will grieve for her baby when she knows he is ok. Pictured: Her injuries  

A witness who visited the crash site on Sunday morning told The Mirror there was ‘blood and debris everywhere.’

‘It’s not nice to see at all,’ the individual said of the scene. ‘It must have been a really bad accident though as the tyre markings go on for about 100m.’

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Another person who attended the meet said: ‘It’s a really sad day for Scunthorpe.’

After the incident, Inspector John Rickells, from Humberside Police, said that a 17-year-old boy had been arrested in connection with the crash.  

He said: ‘As part of our investigations, a 17-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

‘At this time our investigations are at a really early stage, and we will release more information when we are able to do so.’

Anyone with information or footage is asked to call the non-emergency number 101, quoting log 531 of September 24.

Georgia has set up a GoFundMe page for her friend Connor, and donations are being accepted here.

Source: Daily Mail

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