Lucky escape for pensioners on Pendennis Headland
2:00pm Saturday 15th September 2012 in News
Two pensioners were lucky to escape serious injury after their car just stopped short of plunging over the cliff edge at Falmouth’s Castle Drive last week.
Locals Anthony and Lorna Goldsmith, who are 80 and 75 respectively, were parked admiring the view when a car came up behind and nudged the back of their vehicle.
"The front of their car was forced through the fence-line, although it stopped short of going over the edge. The couple’s son Anthony said this week:
“They’re a bit shaken up. It was very lucky. If the car had hit them any harder it would have gone over.”
He said his parents had gone out for their usual Saturday afternoon drive. With his father an ex Merchant Navy sailor, they were enjoying watching the ships in the bay when the incident occurred. Two police cars and an ambulance attended, although no one was injured. according to Sergeant Dave O’Neill from Falmouth Police Station.
He told the Packet that both drivers exchanged details and then went on their way, with the road remaining open throughout.