Brex-hit and run? Nigel Farage’s chauffeur-driven 4×4 crashed into me and he just ‘upped and left’ hours before Question Time, claims pub landlord
- Nigel Farage accused of walking away from Range Rover-Jaguar car crash
- Pub landlord Patrick Tranter and son say they needed treatment for injuries
- Said the Brexit Party leader lives two miles away and frequents the George and Dragon pub – but is now ‘barred’ for his actions
- Farage, who was on way to Question Time, denies the allegations and says he checked everyone was okay before making a ‘discreet’ getaway
Nigel Farage stands accused of walking away from a car crash, it was reported last night.
The Brexit Party leader allegedly ‘upped and left’ after his chauffeur-driven Range Rover crashed into a Jaguar carrying a father and his 13-month-old son on Thursday morning.
Pub landlord Patrick Tranter, 38, and his son George both went to hospital to receive treatment.
The Brexit Party leader allegedly ‘upped and left’ after his chauffeur-driven Range Rover crashed into a Jaguar carrying a father and his 13-month-old son
George and Dragon pub landlord Patrick Tranter, 38, and his son George both went to hospital to receive treatment. The 38-year-old said Mr Farage is now ‘barred’ for his lack of ‘common decency’
Mr Tranter told The Sun: ‘He lives two miles away and loves a pint, but he won’t get one from me. Man of the people, my arse.
‘As far as I’m concerned he’s barred.’
Farage, 55, last night denied the allegations and claiming he checked nobody was hurt, before adding: ‘If I’m banned, then it’s not too terrible is it?’
Mr Tranter, who has been visited by Farage at the George and Dragon pub in Westerham, Kent, in the past, had just been to drop his wife at the station and was driving home when the two cars collided in nearby Titsey.
Mr Tranter, who has been visited by Farage at the George and Dragon pub in Westerham, Kent, in the past, had just been to drop his wife at the station and was driving home
Mr Tranter, whose 1986 Jaguar Series 3 Sovereign was written off, added: ‘We crashed with an enormous bang. Farage could not possibly have failed to hear George screaming. I ran out to see if my little boy was OK.
‘Farage stepped out of the Range Rover, collected his bag from the boot and walked off.
‘He didn’t have the common decency to see if we were OK, and never even looked back.’
The collision happened on Thursday morning, hours before his 34th Question Time appearance in Northampton
Farage said last night: ‘The driver of the other car was abusive. He was swearing very loudly and after accidents people do all sorts of things. It was a pretty full-on smash and I understand why people can be a bit shocked.
‘Once I had ascertained that everyone was OK I made a discreet withdrawal from the situation.
‘Had anybody been hurt I would have stayed and waited for the ambulance. I didn’t hear his child screaming so I walked up the road.’
Farage’s Brexit party is now leading the polls ahead of the European Parliament elections on 23 May, with over 30 per cent of those polled saying they would cast their vote for the new party