Comedian Russell Brand's mother badly injured in a hit-and-run case

So far, details of Barbara Brand's health aren't yet known but she reportedly told first responders that she recently survived cancer. She had lost quite a lot of blood.


                            Comedian Russell Brand's mother badly injured in a hit-and-run case

Russell Brand's mother was badly injured in a hit-and-run case when she was on her way to babysit her grandson. According to reports, the comedian's mom, Barbara Brand, was pulled out bleeding from her chauffeur-driven limo. According to Daily Mail, the car was near Brentwood, Essex when a Vauxhall Astra crossed onto the wrong side of the road and crashed into Brand's car. 

It is believed that the driver of the Astra fled the scene and got into another car. A witness told The Sun, "The Astra came round the corner and lost control. It went straight into the Audi. The chauffeur got out and fell. Russell’s mum was trapped."

Russell Brand and his mother Barbara Brand present the ARIA for best Female artist at the 26th Annual ARIA Awards 2012 at the Sydney Entertainment Centre on November 29, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Don Arnold/Getty Images)
Russell Brand and his mother Barbara Brand present the ARIA for best Female artist at the 26th Annual ARIA Awards 2012 at the Sydney Entertainment Centre on November 29, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Don Arnold/Getty Images)

The witness continued "She had a seatbelt across her chest. She was in pain and people got her out. She was in a bad way, lying on a stretcher. She had blood coming from her nose and on the back of her head. We were talking to her, trying to keep her with it." 

While describing the driver of the Astra, the witness said he was about 25, and staggered about after he got out through the passenger seat. "About two cars behind were people in a white VW Golf. They got out, grabbed him, did a U-turn and sped off," the witness added. 

Actor Russell Brand, and mother Barbara Brand attend The Library Foundation's Young Literati 4th Annual 'Toast: An Evening To Benefit The Los Angeles Public Library' at the Los Angeles Public Library on October 28, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Actor Russell Brand, and mother Barbara Brand attend The Library Foundation's Young Literati 4th Annual 'Toast: An Evening To Benefit The Los Angeles Public Library' at the Los Angeles Public Library on October 28, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Passersby who witnessed the accident mentioned that the same group also picked up a package from the Astra while Brand's chauffeur, who was injured in the crash was writhing in pain. He identified himself as the comedian's driver when the police arrived at the scene, and two ambulances spent around 30 minutes with the victims of the hit-and-run case. 

Meanwhile, Brand, who was supposed to perform in Aberdeen rushed to be by his mom's side. He canceled the show and the Aberdeen Performing Arts said in a statement, "Due to a personal emergency Russell’s promoters regrettably announce the postponement of Russell’s tour date at His Majesty's Theatre in Aberdeen tonight. Please keep hold of your tickets. Tickets holders will be contacted about the rescheduling of the show very soon." 

Russell Brand's mother Barbara Brand arrives at Jaipur airport on October 20, 2010 in Jaipur, India. (Photo by Simon de Trey-White/Getty Images)
Russell Brand's mother Barbara Brand arrives at Jaipur airport on October 20, 2010 in Jaipur, India. (Photo by Simon de Trey-White/Getty Images)

So far, details of her health aren't yet known but she reportedly told first responders that she recently survived cancer. The Sun quoted the police as saying, "The Audi driver and passenger, a man in his 40s and woman in her 70s, were taken to hospital with injuries not believed to be life-threatening. The occupant of the Astra had left the scene. Inquiries are ongoing to locate them."