Fifth generation baby girl survived car crash in Yarmouth

Five generation family from Great Yarmouth. From left to right, Connie Webster (94) from Bradwell, A

Five generation family from Great Yarmouth. From left to right, Connie Webster (94) from Bradwell, Angela Webster-Smith (72) from Gorleston, Alison Waterman (48) from Bradwell, Kayley Elmstrom (22) from Lowestoft, Darcie Elmstrom (7 months) from Lowestoft. - Credit: Supplied

It was supposed to be a night of birthday celebrations, but instead a young mum-to-be found herself in a car accident which threatened the life of her unborn baby.

Kayley Elmstrom, 22, was travelling along the A12 near Hopton in December last year, on the way to Porterhouse in Gorleston for a birthday meal.

But while going around 70mph she was hit by a van, and Kayley - who was 25 weeks pregnant - was immediately terrified for her child's life.

She said: 'I was just scared, I was scared I'd lost her and when we got to the hospital I'd kind of accepted that I must have lost her.

'But then they did a scan and I heard her heartbeat, and I was overwhelmingly relieved.'


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Hairdresser Kayley, who lives in Lowestoft with her husband Ross, went on to have her daughter Darcie, who was happy and healthy.

And Darcie's arrival made her the fifth generation on the female side of the family.

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Angela Webster-Smith, Kayley's 72-year-old grandmother, said: 'After Kayley's accident we're all so happy mum and baby are doing so well.'

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