Southminster: Our girl is lucky to be alive after accident

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Marie Barker and her sister Jodie are campaigning for a crossing. Marie Barker and her sister Jodie are campaigning for a crossing.

A concerned family are campaigning for a crossing after a little girl needed 20 stitches in her head after being hit by a car.
 

Five-year-old Katie Barker ran out of a shop and into the road, where she was clipped by a car, causing her to smash her head on the ground and suffer a gash down to her skull.
 

Her aunt Jodie Barker, of Queenborough Road, Southminster, was coming out of the Nisa Local store with Katie when the accident happened last Wednesday between 5.30pm - 6pm in North Street, Southminster.

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7:30pm Wed 20 Feb 13

Goomynuts says...

So, is the aunt claiming that a crossing would have stopped the child running out of the shop and into the road?

Surely only the restraining hand of an adult could have prevented this nasty accident.

I'm sorry that Katie was hurt & hope she has now recovered from her pain and terrible fright - but I fail to see how a 'crossing' would have made any difference in this case .....
So, is the aunt claiming that a crossing would have stopped the child running out of the shop and into the road? Surely only the restraining hand of an adult could have prevented this nasty accident. I'm sorry that Katie was hurt & hope she has now recovered from her pain and terrible fright - but I fail to see how a 'crossing' would have made any difference in this case ..... Goomynuts

4:15pm Thu 21 Feb 13

Grumpy36 says...

GoomyNuts,

That is so true, the accident would not have happened if the child had been properly supervised.

No-one can blame the traffic, or parking in North Street for this.

The only person to blame here is the supervising adult!
GoomyNuts, That is so true, the accident would not have happened if the child had been properly supervised. No-one can blame the traffic, or parking in North Street for this. The only person to blame here is the supervising adult! Grumpy36

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