Mum's plea for safe crossing after son hit by car in Bridgwater

Daryl

Daryl

First published in Bridgwater Area News

THE MOTHER of an 11-year-old boy hit by a car in Bridgwater is calling for a crossing to prevent further accidents.

Marie Vanstone, 46, from Kidsbury Road, told the Mercury she was setting up a petition after her son, Daryl Clarke, was knocked off his bike in Kendale Road on Sunday afternoon.

She said: “His friends came over shouting he’d been hit by a car. He’d been crossing the road from Victoria Park.

“The gentleman who hit him was only doing 25mph so Daryl’s injuries were not critical. The man couldn’t apologise enough and was very upset.”

Daryl, who was admitted to Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton, is now recovering from a head injury and internal bruising at home.

Police attended the scene and no arrests were made.

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4:08pm Wed 4 Jul 12

RustyKnight says...

Having seen the way these kids cycle around I'm surprised more of them aren't hit by cars.
Having seen the way these kids cycle around I'm surprised more of them aren't hit by cars. RustyKnight
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9:20pm Wed 4 Jul 12

MINIME2 says...

Marie I hope you have more response than we have had after a child was knocked down must be 15 years ago we have kept on about getting something put in place to stop motor cyclists and scooters raceing up through a pedestrianised street they keep asking what can be done to stop it we make suggestion's and I think they fall on deaf ears.
Marie I hope you have more response than we have had after a child was knocked down must be 15 years ago we have kept on about getting something put in place to stop motor cyclists and scooters raceing up through a pedestrianised street they keep asking what can be done to stop it we make suggestion's and I think they fall on deaf ears. MINIME2
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10:44am Mon 9 Jul 12

RustyKnight says...

I've heard about Darly, apparently him and his mates "fish" in the Docks, apparently he's one of the worst when it comes to shouting and swearing, especially shouting abuse at people who live in the area and just want to have some peace and quiet!
I've heard about Darly, apparently him and his mates "fish" in the Docks, apparently he's one of the worst when it comes to shouting and swearing, especially shouting abuse at people who live in the area and just want to have some peace and quiet! RustyKnight
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5:36pm Tue 10 Jul 12

v1234 says...

RustyKnight wrote:
I've heard about Darly, apparently him and his mates "fish" in the Docks, apparently he's one of the worst when it comes to shouting and swearing, especially shouting abuse at people who live in the area and just want to have some peace and quiet!
What the hell has your comment got to do with him being knocked over?he could have been killed!!!!!Have a heart for christs sake!
[quote][p][bold]RustyKnight[/bold] wrote: I've heard about Darly, apparently him and his mates "fish" in the Docks, apparently he's one of the worst when it comes to shouting and swearing, especially shouting abuse at people who live in the area and just want to have some peace and quiet![/p][/quote]What the hell has your comment got to do with him being knocked over?he could have been killed!!!!!Have a heart for christs sake! v1234
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7:51pm Tue 10 Jul 12

RustyKnight says...

Like my original comment, I've seen the way these kids ride around, they don't look before cycling out into the road!

Road safety should be taught in schools with videos showing what can happen if you aren't careful.

I can't see the point of "pedestrian" crossings to help kids because they don't use them anyway they'll just cycle or run across the road where they want not where the crossing is!
Like my original comment, I've seen the way these kids ride around, they don't look before cycling out into the road! Road safety should be taught in schools with videos showing what can happen if you aren't careful. I can't see the point of "pedestrian" crossings to help kids because they don't use them anyway they'll just cycle or run across the road where they want not where the crossing is! RustyKnight
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8:11pm Tue 10 Jul 12

sceptic_steve says...

Someone should teach these kids the Green Cross Code.

Educationing parents would be a start about responsibility and accountability.
Someone should teach these kids the Green Cross Code. Educationing parents would be a start about responsibility and accountability. sceptic_steve
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8:11pm Tue 10 Jul 12

sceptic_steve says...

Someone should teach these kids the Green Cross Code.

Educating parents would be a start about responsibility and accountability.
Someone should teach these kids the Green Cross Code. Educating parents would be a start about responsibility and accountability. sceptic_steve
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