A YOUNG woman feared for her life after her car was rammed by youths.
Vicky Martin and her partner were knocked unconscious by the collision, which sent Miss Martin's Ford Focus crashing through a shop window.
Miss Martin, from Ellesmere Port, will not be able to drive for four months. The 21-year-old suffered a broken arm and had to have plates and pins inserted into it.
Miss Martin was driving along Chester Road, Whitby, at 9.10pm on Tuesday, February 15, when the nightmare began.
She said: 'Suddenly, a white Cavalier pulled out from the ambulance exit of Ellesmere Port Cottage Hospital. It went straight in front of me at high speed.
'I didn't know whether to slam on the brakes or not, so instead I swerved out of their way.
'There were four young lads in the Cavalier; they could see me and they turned right in front of me.
'There was nothing I could have done to avoid this. The Cavalier hit me and carried on, ramming our car over an embankment and through the shop window.'
After forcing Miss Martin's car through the front of Ross Care Centre, which sells wheelchairs and scooters for disabled people, the Cavalier stopped and the youths ran off.
Miss Martin and her boyfriend, Colin, were both knocked unconscious by the impact. He sustained a bad cut to his head.
The force of the crash pushed the engine into the passenger area of the car and on to Miss Martin's legs, trapping her.
She was released and treated at the scene before they were taken to the Countess of Chester Hospital. Colin stayed overnight and Miss Martin, a business manager with an Ellesmere Port motor company, stayed in hospital for a week.
She said: 'I have broken both bones in my left arm, and had to have plates and pins put in, which are there for life. It was a horrible, terrifying thing to happen.
'There were about 30 people at the scene. I urge witnesses or anyone with information to call the police immediately.'
Cheshire police can be contacted on 01244 350222 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.