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Great-grandmother, 92, dies months after suffering serious leg injuries when BMW crashed into home

Great-grandmother, 92, dies months after suffering serious leg injuries when BMW crashed into home 2

Great-grandmother, 92, dies nearly five months after suffering serious leg injuries when BMW crashed into her bungalow while she slept

  • Edna Kearns, 92, suffered serious leg injuries after BMW ploughed into her home
  • The grandmother was released from hospital but readmitted and died on Friday
  • The post-mortem to determine her cause of death is set to take place this week
  • Driver Michael Vose, 39, is due to be sentenced for driving offences next month 

Tributes have been paid to a 92-year-old great-grandmother who has died nearly five months after a BMW crashed into her bungalow while she slept.

Edna Kearns was left with serious leg injuries after driver Michael Vose ploughed his BMW through the front of her Greater Manchester home while she slept on November 28 last year.

Ms Kearns was discharged from hospital earlier this year but was later readmitted died at Royal Bolton Hospital on Friday (April 8). Her cause of death is not known at this stage.

Tributes have been paid to 92-year-old great-grandmother Edna Kearns (pictured) who has died months after she was seriously injured when a BMW driver ploughed his car into her home

Tributes have been paid to 92-year-old great-grandmother Edna Kearns (pictured) who has died months after she was seriously injured when a BMW driver ploughed his car into her home

Ms Kearns suffered serious leg injuries when the BMW crashed through the front of her home

Ms Kearns suffered serious leg injuries when the BMW crashed through the front of her home

Shocking photos from the scene show the devastation left after the car was removed by expert technicians in the aftermath of the crash while neighbours compared the noise caused by the crash to a ‘bomb going off’.

Engineers had to secure the property with scaffolding and the inside of the home was covered in rubble. 

A post-mortem examination is due to take place this week to establish the cause of death, her granddaughter Lesley Lister said.

Paying tribute to her grandmother, Ms Lister said: ‘Grandma was a very special lady, she was a fighter till the very end.

‘We’ll never forget her witty sense of humour she kept till the very end.

‘Her presence is already greatly missed by all the family. It’s left a huge hole in our hearts.’

Speaking on Facebook at the time, Ms Kearns’ granddaughter revealed the 92-year-old had been in bed when the car ‘came through into her lounge’.

She added: ‘The impact was so severe that the internal walls collapsed on her whilst she was in bed.’

Pictures from the scene show the car completely destroyed Ms Kearns' home last November

Pictures from the scene show the car completely destroyed Ms Kearns’ home last November

Driver Michael Vose is due to be sentenced for dangerous driving and criminal damage

Driver Michael Vose is due to be sentenced for dangerous driving and criminal damage

Emergency service crews rushed to Ms Kearns’ home in Westhoughton, on November 28 last year just after 5.15am, to reports a car had crashed through the front of the house.

Fire crews and ambulance crews responded along with Greater Manchester Police and Ms Kearns was rushed to hospital in a serious condition. 

Michael Vose, 39, of Mount Pleasant Avenue in St Helens, Merseyside, was charged in relation to the crash, which happened at around 5:15am.

Vose, who was also hospitalised with a head injury after the crash, pleaded guilty to causing serious injury by dangerous driving and causing criminal damage.

He was also convicted of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and damaging property in relation to a separate incident on the same day.

Vose will be sentenced at Bolton Crown Court on May 3.

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