After getting drunk at her engagement party, the factory boss hits the pub landlady while trying to drive home…
With her wedding looming, things are moving too fast for Carla, so she hits the bottle at the party and gets into a row with Frank. When she tries to drive home, Frank tries to stop her, but she puts her foots down…
Meanwhile, Stella nips across the road to find Leanne at the bookies, but is caught in the headlights of drunk Carla’s car!
There’s nothing Stella can do as Carla drives towards her… Stella’s sent flying as Carla crashes her car through the bookie’s window!
Stella lies motionless…
…as Frank and Carla are unconscious in the crashed car!
After coming to, Frank does some quick thinking. When Peter arrives to find out what’s happened, Frank tells him to go and call for an ambulance.
While Peter’s calling the emergency services, Frank moves Carla from the driver’s seat so it looks like he was driving the car!
Not wanting Carla to take the blame for the crash, Frank straps her into the passenger seat
Leanne arrives at the scene to see what’s happened to her mum as she and Peter wait for emergency services
Leanne’s emotional as the paramedics arrive to attend to Stella
Meanwhile, paramedics also examine a groggy Carla
Carla is stretchered into a waiting ambulance
Stella is also stretchered into a waiting ambulance, and her injuries are far more serious than Carla’s…
Of course, whenever there’s an emergency, Dr Carter is never far away! Here, he sees Carla into the ambulance
Karl arrives at the scene just as Stella is loaded into the ambulance
With Carla and Stella on their way to hospital, Frank is still at the scene, where he is questioned by the police
Frank has to take a breathalyser test to make sure he’s not over the limit
Later, at the hospital, the police arrive to get Frank’s statement. Will they believe his story that he was driving?
Meanwhile, Eva, Leanne and Karl discover that Stella has some internal bleeding and will need to have surgery. They are distraught as they wait for news… Will she pull through?
When Karl bumps into Frank, he demands to know what happened
Frank lies that he was driving the car. He explains that it all happened so fast and Stella just seemed to come out of nowhere…
As she assesses the damage she’s caused, Carla struggles to cope with the lie that Frank’s created
After Karl refuses to let her visit Stella in hospital, Carla is distraught, but gets some comfort from Peter. Feeling guilty, she breaks down and tells him what really happened!
What will Frank say when he find out that Carla’s revealed their secret? Find out in Coronation Street on ITV1 as the story unfolds from Monday, September 5