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Tenbury road campaigner recovering after accident
8:00am Thursday 27th September 2012 in News
FORMER Tenbury councillor, lobby pop lady and Britain’s Got Talent contestant Margaret Austin has had a second operation.
But she is continuing to recover in hospital almost a month after being seriously injured in a collision with a car in the town centre.
Following the incident the campaigner for improvements to Tenbury roads and pavements was taken by air ambulance to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.
Margaret, who is in her late 60s, sustained a broken arm and two broken ribs as well as severe bruising to her lungs.
She also suffered leg injuries that required an emergency skin graft.
Doctors treating her have now carried out a second skin graft on her legs.
But she is now out of intensive care and on ward.
“Margaret is slowly getting better,” said Sarah Thompson, who has visited her in hospital a number of times.
“She was badly knocked about but is improving and wants to thank people in the town for all their kind thoughts, cards and gifts.”
Margaret Austin was a school crossing woman in the town for many years, before having to give up the job due to failing eye sight.
Active in local affairs she had a spell as a member of Tenbury Town Council and campaigned for improvements to the town’s roads and pavements.
Only a fortnight after her accident, it was revealed that it is likely to be the end of next year, before a £500,000 project to improve Tenbury town centre including new pavements and traffic calming can begin.