'Coronation Street' fans baffled by THIS 'magical' appearance in last night's episodes

Coronation Street: Maria Connor smashed up the street to save her son.
Maria took her anger over Liam out on the Underworld van. (Image credit: ITV)

Coronation Street fans are all talking about a new air pollution storyline unfolding on screen that has been caused by too many cars parked on the cobbles. 

Last night's (Monday 23rd August) two episodes saw Maria Connor being hounded by Sally Metcalfe as she tried to raise awareness for the overcrowding of cars parked along the Street. 

But busy mum Maria wasn't interested in what Sally had to say, until her son Liam took a turn for the worst while playing football in the street with his friend, Jack. 

Maria Connor is fuming at all the cars parked on Coronation Street

Fans were quick to point out there were a lot of cars on the road in last night's episode.  (Image credit: ITV)

As Liam struggled to breathe, it was clear he was having an asthma attack. But not only could the ambulance not get down the street because there were too many cars parked haphazardly on the road, but also Liam's attack had been triggered by air pollution, caused by all the vehicles around.

However, fans were quick to point out that not only does Maria herself drive the biggest car on the cobbles but that the other cars on the road had 'magically' appeared from nowhere.

Maria Connor is fuming at all the cars parked on Coronation Street

Liam played football in between the cars parked on the cobbles.  (Image credit: ITV)

Viewers took to social media to share their thoughts...

Maria was fuming that her son had been put at risk because of all the cars, and soon took her anger out on the situation by smashing up an Underworld van.

Maria Connor in Coronation Street

Fans noticed that Coronation Street had far more cars parked on it than usual. (Image credit: ITV)

Her friends and neighbours watched in horror as she vented her frustraition at the van, with Sarah even admitting she had called the police.

But will Maria manage to get away with a caution? Or is she about to find herself on the wrong side of the law?

Coronation Street airs on Mondays and Wednesdays 7.30pm and 8.30pm with an hour-long episode at 7.30 on Fridays on ITV - see our TV Guide for full listings. You can also stream this week’s episodes on ITV Hub now. 

Claire Crick
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