Tractor slams into chemists

A DAD saved his two young sons from harm when a tractor crashed into a Liversedge chemists last Sunday.

The vehicle demolished a lamp-post before smashing into Shah’s Pharmacy on Valley Road at around 10.30am.

A man walking nearby pushed his sons, aged five and nine, to safety as the tractor hurtled towards them. All three were unhurt.

The tractor driver sustained a cut to his head. It is thought the vehicle’s throttle got stuck as it came through the Bradford Road junction.

Part of the pharmacy’s roof collapsed while the front wall cracked. The shop was thankfully closed at the time.

The chemists was open business as usual on Monday morning after the damaged areas were cordoned off.

Rob Andrew, of Pharmacy Care Plus Ltd, which runs the shop, said the rest of the premises have been declared safe.

He added: “The whole pharmacy team worked tremendously hard to prepare a new layout in time.

“We opened for business at 9am on Monday using an entrance on the other side of the building that is clearly signposted.”

Northern Powergrid engineers cut electricity supply to the shop while Kirklees Council workmen did the same for the streetlight.

A police probe is now underway and a spokesman said: “The driver left the scene but came back. It appears he lost control.”

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