Writer, 62, ‘hours from death’ after tripping on cobbles that she claims are too big


A WRITER was “hours from death” after tripping up on cobbles that she claims are too big.

Catherine Grant, 62, wanted life-saving ideas surgical course of after tripping over a protruding cobble at Hull Marina and cracking her head open.

Catherine Grant, 62, was ‘hours from lack of life’ after tripping up on the highway the place the cobbles are ‘too big’Credit: MEN Media
Catherine collapsed on the floor after tripping on the cobble and hitting her head
Catherine collapsed on the underside after tripping on the cobble and hitting her head

The 62-year-old was strolling on the cobbled paths to entry bathe amenities when she fell on the uneven stone, tripped, and hit her head.

She thought she had a concussion – nonetheless she returned to her boat anyway and slept for loads of hours after the autumn on June 19 closing yr.

It wasn’t till 10 days later Catherine collapsed contained in the bathe after feeling unwell for loads of days – and her husband rushed her to hospital.

Brain scans then discovered that the creator had a big bleed on the ideas.

The 62-year-old needed to endure a four-hour emergency operation – the place her displaced ideas was moved as soon as extra into place and she had holes drilled into her cranium.

She recommended HullLive: “I used to be strolling to the bathe amenities contained in the marina. The cobble was protruding upwards. I went straight down, it was horrible.

“I did not wish to go to hospital attributable to lockdown and Covid, I assumed I may not drawback them after that they’d additional very important factors to deal with.

“The doctor said the bleed was so severe that if I had left it another 12 hours, I would have been dead.”

She was awake all through the tactic and recollects a “bucket of blood” beneath the working desk – and she’s nonetheless struggling the outcomes of the ideas surgical course of a yr on.

The creator talked about she nonetheless suffers elements collectively collectively together with her imaginative and prescient and get widespread points after the ordeal.

Now, she is trying to hunt licensed motion in opposition to Hull City Council, which she talked about her licensed professionals have talked about it isn’t “actionable.”


Catherine added: “I have had no justice. The council has behaved shamefully, I’d love to know how many people have had accidents on the cobbles, as I know of a few.

“I can nonetheless write, nonetheless it’s taking me longer, I’m slower now, and I do not drive any additional as I’m afraid of 1 issue taking place with my properly being.

“It has had a catastrophic impact on my life. I have been very teary a lot of the time, and I am also angry.”

She believes the cobble protruded “too high” as compared with others – and talked about it ought to be marked in paint to make pedestrians conscious of the journey hazard.

The cobble which caused Catherine's brain bleed
The cobble which induced Catherine’s ideas bleedCredit: MEN Media
The writer lived on the boat in the marina when the ordeal happened
The creator lived on the boat contained in the marina when the ordeal occurredCredit: MEN Media

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