The bride’s car breaks down on the way to church, she hitchhikes with the police
Thanks to the kindness of the police, a bride’s worst nightmare of not being able to get to church on time did not come true. After the car carrying the wedding party broke down on a busy UK motorway, they were escorted to the venue in a police vehicle.
After having already postponed the wedding twice due to the coronavirus pandemic, the couple were hoping for a “charm for the third time”. However, as bride Lydia Fletcher was on her way to St Mary’s Church in Eccleston with her parents, their vehicle broke down on the A55, near Chester, Manchester, Evening newspaper reported.
North Wales Police Inspector Matt Geddes, passing through the area, spotted the woman in bridal attire stranded on the side of the road. Seeing her fate, he decided to take her with her parents Yvette and Alan to church, Wales Online noted.
Talk to Nottinghamshire Live, the bridegroom explained that the car was fine for the first five miles, “then it just gave up the ghost”. The 29-year-old official added: “I was afraid I had to climb the guardrail and be left on the side of the road.
Luckily, she didn’t have to do it in her wedding dress and showed up to church on time for the ceremony.
“Because of how quickly everything happened and how quickly they arrived, I wasn’t late at all – you couldn’t have planned better,” she added.
Police also wrote about the incident on Twitter, sharing a photo of the wedding party stranded on the road. “The course of true love has never been smooth. Our traffic officers arrived on the scene this afternoon to help a bride in a broken down vehicle! Traffic Wales wrote online.
“I was happy to have been helpful,” said Inspector Geddes Mirror. “The slightly unusual arrival caused some smiles following what must have been a stressful situation, being stuck next to a busy A55 is not pleasant at the best of times,” he added. .
While the police department wished the newlyweds the best, netizens also paid them love. Many, while congratulating the bride and groom, thanked the cops for going out of their way to make sure their special day was not ruined.