Search

Romford MP’s mum, 89, pulled from burning car

12:25 03 September 2014

Romford MP Andrew Rosindell and his mother Eileen

Romford MP Andrew Rosindell and his mother Eileen

Archant

The 89-year-old mother of Romford MP Andrew Rosindell has spoken of the “shocking” moment she was pulled by strangers from her burning car on the A127 in Harold Wood.

Eileen Rosindell was driving along the busy main road during rush hour on Friday when she noticed the car stuttering and stalling, and eventually pulled into a lay-by near Belgrave Avenue.

“Then two ladies and a man came rushing over, opened my car door and said ‘just run’,” she said.

“And we ran about 100 yards down the road and I looked back and my car was on fire underneath.”

Firefighters and police were then called to the scene and quickly got the blaze under control, but the incident - at around 4pm - caused delays on the A127 into the evening.

Mrs Rosindell added: “I was shocked. I was sitting in the car when it was burning underneath.

“I did see a slight bit of smoke but I thought it was from another car.

“Luckily they came along and saved me - I’m very grateful!”

Mrs Rosindell also reserved praise for staff in the Honda car garage near to where she broke down, where she was offered tea and waited while emergency services dealt with the incident.

The shock of the fire has put the elderly mother of Romford’s long-standing MP off driving for good.

Son Mr Rosindell said: “It was quite a traumatic thing to happen. The thing was she did not realise her car was on fire.

People were driving past her tooting and she didn’t know why.”

He added he had spoken to the individuals who came to her aid and thanked them personally.

“It was really a pretty horrific incident,” he said.

Read more:

Andrew Rosindell removes picture with Rolf Harris from Facebook

Romford MP Andrew Rosindell defends tactic in election postal vote row

Romford MP Andrew Rosindell’s Commonwealth Games flag flying wish granted

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Romford Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Romford Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Romford Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Romford News Stories

15:00
Amanda Poll competes in Summer of Sound

Hundreds gathered to watch musicians fill a Romford mall with song on Saturday as the latest round of Summer of Sound saw eight contestants selected for the next heat.

Snake found Havering Police on Monday  Credit: @MPSHavering

Police are trying to trace the owner of a pet snake discovered on the loose.

10:00
Aiden Mahony, known to friends as Oggy, was stabbed in January

A man accused of stabbing a football fan to death in a Hornchurch pub will face a retrial, after the jury failed to reach a verdict yesterday (Friday).

Yesterday, 16:37
Time FM Steve Allen.

Brexit, floods and homework were the topics debated in this week’s Time 107.5FM paper review today.

Yesterday, 16:33
Market Place, Romford

Traders and shoppers have said how happy they are about the UK leaving the European Union.

Yesterday, 14:28
Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, and Redbridge Conservative leader Keith Prince talk to the press at Gants Hill, ahead of the local elections in May 22th

GLA member for Redbridge and Havering Keith Prince is already backing Boris Johnson to be the next prime minister.

Yesterday, 12:03
Champion Ganda, of Harold Hill, was stabbed to death in Forest Gate.

A third man has been charged with the murder of a Harold Hill teenager.

Yesterday, 11:27
Romford Market stall holders pictures this week.

Business experts called on companies in Havering and across the UK to embrace the opportunities offered to them after the UK voted to leave the European Union (EU).

Breaking News

Yesterday, 05:19
The Union Jack pictured next to the European Union flag in London                  Picture: Yui Mok/PA Images

Havering has voted to leave the European Union with 70 per cent of voters supporting a Brexit.

Read more

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

News from your area

WW100

Click on the banner above for full coverage of the centenary commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War.

Competitions

£15k prize bundle

Imagine having the opportunity to win an incredible £15,000 bundle of some of the most amazing prizes available. Well, for one lucky contest entrant that dream could soon become a reality because we at MyOffers are offering an incredible free prize bundle that will make even the most hardened person wild with excitement.

Win a BMW 1 series

There are fewer cars currently on the market more stylish and exciting than the BMW. Known all over the world as one of the best car manufacturers, the BMW is renowned for sleek designs and fantastic high quality workmanship.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe