Driver to be prosecuted after collision with three-year-old

Driver to be prosecuted after collision with three-year-old

Driver to be prosecuted after collision with three-year-old

First published in News

A woman will be prosecuted for careless driving after a child became trapped under her car in Witham.

A three-year-old boy was flown to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, after becoming trapped under the woman’s grey Mercedes A180 in The Grove on February 11.

An Essex Police spokesman said: “Police have interviewed the car driver and she is being prosecuted for careless driving.

“She will be summoned to appear at court later this year to face the charge.

“The injured boy was in hospital for nine days undergoing a series of operations with more expected to be undertaken in the future as he recovers from his injuries.”

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1:19pm Fri 21 Mar 14

british n proud says...

This all seems really fishy, why was a three year old child in the road in the first place, obviously unrestrained, or was this unfortunate driver on the path, can someone explain.
This all seems really fishy, why was a three year old child in the road in the first place, obviously unrestrained, or was this unfortunate driver on the path, can someone explain. british n proud
  • Score: 2

3:22pm Fri 21 Mar 14

keith_l says...

On 19th Feb (8 days after the accident), the BWT reported:
"It was initially thought the youngster had suffered a serious head injury, but he was later allowed home to recover from cuts and bruises."

Yet today they are saying he was in hospital for nine days and had serious injuries.

Which one is true?

Hint - google "trapped under car the grove witham" and you will find that the results include reports the following day that he had been allowed home.
On 19th Feb (8 days after the accident), the BWT reported: "It was initially thought the youngster had suffered a serious head injury, but he was later allowed home to recover from cuts and bruises." Yet today they are saying he was in hospital for nine days and had serious injuries. Which one is true? Hint - google "trapped under car the grove witham" and you will find that the results include reports the following day that he had been allowed home. keith_l
  • Score: 2

10:29pm Fri 21 Mar 14

plumberhbs says...

This all sounds very odd. Has the B&W Times got it wrong or perhaps the police have different information that we are not aware of. Either way not sure why a 3 year old was in the road or where his parents were!!! Difficult to know what is going on without all of the facts.
This all sounds very odd. Has the B&W Times got it wrong or perhaps the police have different information that we are not aware of. Either way not sure why a 3 year old was in the road or where his parents were!!! Difficult to know what is going on without all of the facts. plumberhbs
  • Score: -1

2:35pm Tue 25 Mar 14

/@|_|@\ says...

plumberhbs wrote:
This all sounds very odd. Has the B&W Times got it wrong or perhaps the police have different information that we are not aware of. Either way not sure why a 3 year old was in the road or where his parents were!!! Difficult to know what is going on without all of the facts.
Perish the thought and consider this a suitable remonstrance! Imagine even THINKING the Brainless and Witless could get something wrong.

What's wrong with people? Pah.
[quote][p][bold]plumberhbs[/bold] wrote: This all sounds very odd. Has the B&W Times got it wrong or perhaps the police have different information that we are not aware of. Either way not sure why a 3 year old was in the road or where his parents were!!! Difficult to know what is going on without all of the facts.[/p][/quote]Perish the thought and consider this a suitable remonstrance! Imagine even THINKING the Brainless and Witless could get something wrong. What's wrong with people? Pah. /@|_|@\
  • Score: -2

7:34am Wed 26 Mar 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

/@|_|@\ says... Imagine even THINKING the Brainless and Witless could get something wrong.

You need to be careful /@|_|\@.

From the BWT’s perspective your somewhat ‘cool barbed comments’ are akin to the razor sharp steel of L/Cpl Jones’s bayonet.

THEY DON’T LIKE IT UP ‘EM!

(BTW, I hear tell that they’ll be billing you for a new Thesaurus – apparently their old one has been thumbed to extinction since you’ve been submitting your erudite comments. Dig deep!)
/@|_|@\ says... Imagine even THINKING the Brainless and Witless could get something wrong. You need to be careful /@|_|\@. From the BWT’s perspective your somewhat ‘cool barbed comments’ are akin to the razor sharp steel of L/Cpl Jones’s bayonet. THEY DON’T LIKE IT UP ‘EM! (BTW, I hear tell that they’ll be billing you for a new Thesaurus – apparently their old one has been thumbed to extinction since you’ve been submitting your erudite comments. Dig deep!) OMPITA [Intl]
  • Score: 1

9:54am Wed 26 Mar 14

keith_l says...

plumberhbs wrote:
This all sounds very odd. Has the B&W Times got it wrong or perhaps the police have different information that we are not aware of. Either way not sure why a 3 year old was in the road or where his parents were!!! Difficult to know what is going on without all of the facts.
The child was with his mother. It has not been reported whether they were both crossing the road (the accident was very close to the roundabout outside Tesco) or if he ran into the road (as toddlers sometimes do). I guess that the facts will come out when it goes to court, and too much advance disclosure could impact the court case.
[quote][p][bold]plumberhbs[/bold] wrote: This all sounds very odd. Has the B&W Times got it wrong or perhaps the police have different information that we are not aware of. Either way not sure why a 3 year old was in the road or where his parents were!!! Difficult to know what is going on without all of the facts.[/p][/quote]The child was with his mother. It has not been reported whether they were both crossing the road (the accident was very close to the roundabout outside Tesco) or if he ran into the road (as toddlers sometimes do). I guess that the facts will come out when it goes to court, and too much advance disclosure could impact the court case. keith_l
  • Score: 1

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