Search for cat that escaped horror motorway car flip

Missing cat Mojo. Belongs to Caroline O'Connell

Missing cat Mojo. Belongs to Caroline O'Connell

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A mum who survived a horror car crash is forced to keep returning to the scene - to search for her pet cat which escaped the wreckage.

Caroline O’Connell, 41, was on the final leg of a house move from Northumberland to Liverpool, with 12-year-old tortoise shell cat Mojo in a carrier on the front seat, when she lost control of the car.

Travelling southbound on the M6 near junction 32 at 2pm on July 25, the Nissan Micra hit the central reservation, span out in the fast lane, then flipped onto its roof.

Caroline said: “All the windows were smashed and I was left hanging from the roof by my seatbelt. The carrier was beside me, completely intact, but the door had popped open, and Mojo had run off through a smashed window.

“The first man over to help said not to worry, because he’d seen her dart off into a field, and I tried to pull myself through the windscreen to go after her, but rightly I was stopped, because I was bleeding and in shock.”

An air ambulance was called for Caroline, who later had minor surgery on her arm.

She got Mojo as a kitten when she was pregnant with daughter Jasmine, and said the two “come as a little pair”.

The self-employed crafter added: “We’re all devestated. I’m worried sick because she was a house cat and I’m not sure how she’ll be on her own.”

Caroline and friends have since been back to the area several times to no avail, and now plan to leaflet houses after hearing a cat matching Mojo’s description was seen at the end of Whittingham Lane and around Riding’s Yard in Broughton.

Mojo is not chipped and was not wearing a collar.

There is a £50 reward for Mojo’s safe return. Call Caroline on 07760309751.