Woman in hospital after breaking ankle outside Northampton fast food restaurant

A woman could face being off work for six weeks after breaking her ankle twice after slipping over outside a drive-thru in Northampton.

Tuesday, 19th September 2017, 5:22 pm
Updated Wednesday, 27th September 2017, 11:46 am
Her injured ankle.

The 27-year-old woman of East Hunsbury, who has asked for anonymity, placed a food order with staff at the KFC drive-thru in Towcester Road on September 16 at about 4pm before realising she was handed the wrong request.

Upon leaving the restaurant - where she went to rectify her complaint - she slipped on what is understood to be cooking oil and was taken straight to A&E where she discovered the breaks in her left ankle.

The woman, originally from Bulgaria, said: "On my way back I slipped and fell, breaking my ankle in two places."Whenme and my partner looked back at the place I fell, we realised it was because the cooking oil, which KFC is using for their fryers was disposed of from their back door and onto the pathway where I was walking."This negligence has now put me in the hospital awaiting surgery and a foreseeable five-week recovery. I'm not going to be able to work or look after my 17-month old son for a while."

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Her leg has been put into cast before medics operate.

The administrator told the Chronicle & Echo that she will undergo an operation today (Wednesday) to have metal plates and screws fixed to both sides of her ankle to secure the bone.

"I'm missing out on work for the next six weeks, then I need physiotherapy.

"I have no family here they're in Bulgaria, my partner needs to work. You can imagine how much many things are going wrong now because of an accident.

"I'm having to go through so much difficulty. I can't look after my son in this situation because I can't put my leg down."

Her leg has been put into cast before medics operate.

A KFC spokesperson said: “The safety of our fans is really important to us and we are sorry to hear about what happened.

"We are urgently investigating to find out exactly what happened.”