When they forgot to put the brakes on’
By James Rush
PUBLISHED: 12:03, 28 January 2014 | UPDATED: 14:22, 28 January 2014
Penny Nadal (left) is suing a care company after her daughter Lisa Conisbee (right) suffered horrific facial injuries when her wheelchair rolled down a steep hill
A mother is suing her disabled daughter’s carers after her wheelchair rolled 200ft down a steep hill and crashed into a main road.
Lisa Conisbee, 27, who suffers from cerebral palsy, received horrific facial injuries after her chair rolled down the hill before hitting a kerb and throwing her into the road.
Two carers had pushed her to the top of Skinners Hill, in Rushden, Northamptonshire, where they waited for a bus while out on a day trip.
It is believed the brakes on her wheelchair may not have been applied as they were waiting, allowing it to roll down the steep incline.
Her mother Penny Nadal, 53, is now taking legal action against Olympus Care Services – claiming her daughter’s carers forgot to apply the brakes to the wheelchair.
Ms Conisbee – who was left with a scar above her eye and several cuts and bruises to her face – took two months to recover after the fall on April 23 last year.
Yesterday, her teaching assistant mother said her daughter, who also suffers from spinal problems, epilepsy and partial blindness, was ‘lucky to be alive’.