A grandmother and long-running business owner remains unconscious after being hit by a car nearly two weeks ago. Sharon Warren, 60, suffered serious injuries after the incident on March 3 including a brain bleed, a fractured neck and pelvis and broken legs according to her son Dean Warren, 38.

Mrs Warren runs one of Cardiff's oldest baguette shops, Baguettes & Bagel on Senghenydd Road. Since the incident, the community around her in Cathays has raised over £3,000 to keep her shop going, The Cardiffian reports. "She would be devastated if she did come around and we told her that the shop had closed," said her son.

Mrs Warren has been taken off sedation, but has not yet woken up. Baguettes & Bagels had to close after she was injured, but with rent and suppliers to pay and no savings or money coming in, her family started a fundraiser to keep the shop going. This raised £3,000 in less than a week - you can donate to the fundraiser for Mrs Warren here.

"It's overwhelming all the love, the support, the generosity. It demonstrates how loved she is in the community," said Mr Warren. His mother has been the owner of the shop for the last eight years, and has worked there for 22 years. For the latest Cardiff news, sign up to our newsletter here

The family are doing everything they can to keep the business running while she is in hospital. They also have a rota system to make sure that someone's always at her bedside.

Sharon Warren with granddaughter Inaiyah
Sharon Warren, left, and son Dean Warren, right.

Her son said of the fundraiser: "It's helping us keep the business alive whilst she can't, in the hope that one day she can return." Mr Warren said that the generosity of those donating to the fundraiser is testament to how she is with customers, treating them like friends.

Mrs Warren is still in touch with the builders who became regulars while working on the new Cardiff University building nearby to her business. One of those builders, Murphy Abraham, 30, is now running a raffle to raise money for her.

"She's a lovely, genuine person who would help others out without a second thought," said Mr Abraham. Mrs Warren's son described his mother as a devoted family woman spending every weekend with her children and grandchildren. She was meant to be going on a family trip to a farm on the day that she was injured.

Sharon Warren (second from right) with family.

She is also a passionate animal lover who feeds stray cats every day, even on Christmas Day, alongside caring for her own two cats.

Baguettes & Bagels is normally open from 9am to 5pm, but it is currently closing at 3pm while the family looks for more staff.

Marcus Frankie Falzon, 32, appeared in Cardiff Magistrates Court on Monday, March 4, charged with multiple offences. These include driving without a licence, driving without insurance, aggravated vehicle taking, failing to stop after an accident, causing serious injury by dangerous driving, driving whilst unfit through drink, and failing to report a road accident. He is due to appear in Cardiff Crown Court on April 3. He is due to appear in Cardiff Crown Court on April 3.

  • Part time staff are wanted at Baguettes & Bagels – you can apply by emailing sharon.baguettesandbagels@gmail.com