8 months pregnant, Laura was stranded for 7 hours in the heat wave after her car broke down: “An absolute nightmare”

Laura Jenkins, a 38-year-old Briton, was returning home from a family holiday in Wales when her engine failed. After calling roadside assistance at 2:30 p.m., the pregnant woman was forced to wait several hours in extreme heat. Indeed, the tow truck did not arrive… until 9:30 p.m.

“My pregnancy is high risk and I risk giving birth prematurely, I felt my blood pressure racing,” she told the Mirror. The family also had to cut their holidays short so that the 9-year-old could attend a school event. “She was so excited, and we wanted to come back a day early so she could get a good night’s rest, but now she’s absolutely drained,” her mum said.

The misfortune did not stop there. On her return to Newcastle, Laura had to be admitted to the Royal Victoria Infirmary, due to the impact of the heat. “It’s an absolute nightmare,” said her husband Justin, 48. Roadside assistance contacted the couple to find an arrangement.

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