Made In Chelsea star Rosie Fortescue misses Bafta night after ‘minicabdriver falls asleep at wheel and crashes into four cars’
Made In Chelsea’s Sunday night Bafta victory was bittersweet as one of the show’s stars was unable to attend after being involved in a horrific car crash.
Fashion blogger Rosie Fortescue has been resting and recovering at home after suffering severe whiplash and heavy bruising after a routine minicab ride turned into a near death experience.
The 23-year-old reality television star was left shocked and scared after her minicab driver reportedly fell asleep at the wheel and ploughed into four cars.
A representative for Rosie told MailOnline: ‘She has whip lash from the impact, but is now recovering at home.’
Rosie had been out on Friday night partying with friends in central London and decided to get a pre-booked minicab home.
The car was travelling down the Fulham Road back to her Chelsea home in the early hours of the morning when the accident happened.
While speaking on her mobile phone to her twin sister Lily at around 6am, Rosie realised there was something not right as her cab began to veer dangerously close to other vehicles.
A source close to Fortesque told MailOnline: ‘The driver fell asleep at the wheel and veered into four cars outside Maggie’s nightclub.
‘Rosie was encouraged to wait for police by onlookers, but hopped into a black cab and continued home.’
Although extremely terrified and shocked by what had occurred, she was able to call back her sister and explained why she had abruptly ended their conversation. Putting their differences aside: Louise and Lucy posed together despite their turbulent relationship in the show
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The source added: ‘She was on the phone to her sister Lily at the time who naturally was massively upset by the whole incident.’
Rosie has since been in contact with the minicab company who are processing the complaint but nothing has yet come of it.
The source told MailOnline: ‘Rosie is currently looking at legal options.’
After gathering her composure following the crash she said on Twitter ‘Never use Express Way cars if you don’t want your minicab driver to fall asleep at the wheel. F***ing offensive!’
A source close to the cab company told MailOnline: ‘The driver in question has since been sacked. He was self-employed, and no longer works there.’