Mum covered in blood and left deaf in one ear after being dragged 30ft under her own car when electric brake failed

Mum covered in blood and left deaf in one ear after being dragged 30ft under her own car when electric brake failed

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A MUM was left covered in blood after being dragged for 30ft under her Volkswagen when the electric brake failed.

Sarah Stanley said she was was parked in her driveway when the £20,000 VW T-Roc, which weighs just over a tonne, slowly started to roll backwards.

Sarah Stanley was left covered in blood after being dragged for 30ft under her Volkswagen
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The 43-year-old rushed to reach the parking brake, which she claims appeared to have released itself, and was dragged under the 4×4.

Sarah was pulled for 30ft down the street in Collier Row, East London – leaving her covered in blood after she smacked her head on the road.

The brake eventually started working again and Sarah was rushed to hospital with three broken toes, skin scraped off the back of her legs, scars and severe bruising.

I haven’t been able to sleep, I keep having nightmares of me going under the car


Sarah Stanley

The mum-of-two, who is now also deaf in one ear, told Romford Recorder: “I was in huge shock, it nearly killed me.

“I haven’t been able to sleep, I keep having nightmares of me going under the car.

“I can’t remember exactly how I was feeling, it was instinct to try and stop it in case someone else got hurt but I couldn’t stop myself from getting dragged down.

“It was terrifying.”

Sarah is now demanding answers from Volkswagen and claims they have so far “refused to co-operate” with her.


She added: “I was told technicians were going to be flying over from Germany to speak to me and wanted to reenact what happened as part of their risk assessment but they cancelled at the last minute.

“The way they have dealt with everything is not good enough.”

A Volkswagen spokesman said: “We are unable to comment at the moment while this incident is fully investigated.”

Sarah was rushed to hospital with a string of injuries
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Volkswagen is now investigating her claims
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The T-Roc weighs just over a tonne

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