By now, Alan and Rita were dating, reinforcing the mother-daughter relationship which Jenny and Rita shared.
Before Martin had a chance to fasten his seat belt, Jenny put her foot down and ran the car off the road, causing it to overturn.
Miraculously, neither were seriously harmed, though Martin was in hospital for a few days.
If the trauma of losing her mother wasn't enough, Jenny was fourteen and had nobody to turn to.
Her grandmother was in a care home down south, while her aunt Doreen Warburton, who lived locally in Clegg Street, refused to have her long-term due to her having three children of her own.
Jenny lived most of her teenage years in Coronation Street under Alan and Rita's watchful eyes, giving them no end of trouble with her wayward behaviour.