Paul Foreman rushed to hospital after being crushed in horror van crash in Coronation Street

FROM ITV STRICT EMBARGO - No Use Before Tuesday 7th February 2023 Coronation Street - Ep 1088081 Friday 19th February 2023 Stephen Reid [TODD BOYCE] hands Carla Barlow [ALISON KING] a mug of tea laced with LSD and convinces her that she cancelled the meeting with Dick Havisham. When Dick Havisham calls wondering where she’s got to, Carla heads off to meet him, clearly flustered. Peter Barlow [CHRIS GASCOYNE] offers Paul Foreman [PETER ASH] a spin on his new motorbike. Carla calls at the garage to collect her car, but Abi refuses to hand over her keys. Carla spots the Underworld van and starts the engine and careers down the street, crashing into Paul astride Peter’s bike. Paul winces in pain. Picture contact - [email protected] Photographer - Danielle Baguley This photograph is (C) ITV and can only be reproduced for editorial purposes directly in connection with the programme or event mentioned above, or ITV plc. This photograph must not be manipulated [excluding basic cropping] in a manner which alters the visual appearance of the person photographed deemed detrimental or inappropriate by ITV plc Picture Desk. This photograph must not be syndicated to any other company, publication or website, or permanently archived, without the express written permission of ITV Picture Desk. Full Terms and conditions are available on the website

PETER Barlow is excited to get his dream motorbike next week and everybody wants to take it for a spin.

Unfortunately, this turns nightmarish for Paul Foreman as he’s hit by an erratic driver next week in Coronation Street.

Paul Foreman is in danger next week

He takes Peter Barlow’s motorbike for a spin

But an Underworld van crashes into him

After finding a motorbike for sale with the help of Abi Webster, the cabbie played by Chris Gascoyne is excited to try out his new ride.

In upcoming scenes of the ITV soap, he then offers Paul (Peter Ash) to drive it.

But in a shocking turn of events, Paul is astride Peter’s bike when an Underworld van crashes into him.

He winces in pain and is rushed to A&E by Ed Bailey (Trevor Michael Georges).

It’s soon clear that an unexpected character is responsible for Paul’s ordeal – and it’s none other than Underworld boss Carla Connor (Alison King).

Moments before the accident, the businesswoman walls at the garage to collect her car but Abi (Sally Carman) refuses to hand over her keys, sensing she’s not herself.

Carla then spots the Underworld van and starts the engine before turning down the street, eventually crashing into Paul on her husband’s bike.

But there’s more to Carla’s behaviour than meets the eye.

Prior to this, Carla checks her diary, telling Peter she was convinced she had a meeting with Dick Havisham planned.

In the factory, Stephen Reid (Todd Boyce) assures her she’d cancelled the meeting.

But she’s left flustered when Dick Havisham calls wondering where she’s got to.

Unbeknownst to her, Stephen is to blame for this as he continuously laces her cuppas with LSD.

The failing businessman is hellbent on revenge next week in the Manchester-based program after trying to give his finances a boost through his business venture with Sarah Platt and Michael Bailey.

Determined to take over the Underworld factory, he even made out that Carla was his PA to an important client, before being put back in his place.

Yet spiking Carla, making Peter believe her psychosis may have returned, wouldn’t be the worse Stephen has done in the cobbles.

Recent months in Weatherfield have proven that Stephen isn’t afraid to resort to murder to get what he wants.

But will Carla take the fall for Paul’s accident?

Will he make it relatively unscathed?

Coronation Street airs every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8pm on ITV.

It becomes clear that Carla Connor is to blame

But not everything is as it seems
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