Mum thought son, 4, was killed after Mold market crash

Published date: 10 December 2013 |
Published by: Jamie Nield-Siddall 
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A MOTHER thought her four-year-old son had been killed when a car ploughed through market stalls in Mold.

Rachel Glantz lost sight of her son Alfie after she was hit by the vehicle on Saturday which she says “flung her into the air”.

Miss Glantz, 28, along with her partner Dean Gittins, 26, of Llys y Wern, Sychdyn, thought Alfie had been crushed by the car.

The couple have praised heroic market trader Matty Scott, who grabbed the youngster out of harm’s way as the car collided with the market stall in Mold where he was working.

Miss Glantz, who also has a one-year-old daughter, Grace, said Mr Scott saved their son’s life.

“We owe him everything,” she said.

“It was horrific thinking that our son had been crushed.

“I was hit by the car myself – it knocked me off my feet.

“My partner turned around to shout to me and saw the car fling me up into the air.

“I got up and my little girl was still in her pram but we couldn’t find Alfie.

“I thought my son was dead.

“We were screaming looking for him.

“We saw that Matthew had him in his arms. Alfie was traumatised by it all – he has said he doesn’t ever want to go back there.

“We were just relived to see him. We had been frantically searching for him.”

Mr Scott, 24, of Lon Cae Del, Mold, said he just grabbed the little lad out of the way as the car decimate” his stall.

“There was a woman on top of the bonnet as the car came through my stall,” he said.

“I was on the phone at the time. I could hear banging and then the car just came through the side of the stall. It was crazy stuff.

“The little lad was just stood there.

“I just grabbed him out the way and then a few seconds later I passed him over to his dad.

“He was crying his eyes out, I just picked him up.

“Everyone was just screaming.

“The parents have texted me saying they can’t thank me enough.

“They want to come and meet me personally.”

Eight people were taken to hospital after the grey car collided with stalls at the top end of Mold High Street at about 11am.

Miss Glantz added: “I was just in shock.

“I was in a lot of pain. We are just thankful nothing more serious happened. There must be someone up there looking down on us.

“I went to Mold hospital and they told me to go to A and E, but after what had happened I just wanted to stay with Alfie and Grace.

“It was like something that you would see on TV. You don’t think anything like that is going to happen so close to home.”

Officers from North Wales Police’s Roads Policing Unit yesterday interviewed the driver of the vehicle involved in the collision at Mold market.

A police spokesman said investigations are ongoing as officers are still interviewing a number of significant witnesses.

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