UPDATED: Child hit by car in Southend

Child hit by car

Child hit by car

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A THREE-YEAR-OLD boy has been hit by car near a school.

The tot was treated for suspected leg injuries after being hit by a silver Ford Ka in Poynings Avenue, Southchurch, near Hamstel Infants School.

Paramedics say the child was conscious and his injuries did not appear to be life-threatening.

Police were called to the scene by the ambulance service shortly after 3.15pm.

The child was taken by ambulance to Southend Hospital.

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7:15pm Thu 17 Jul 14

Keptquiettillnow says...

Its amazing it doesn't happen more.
Get well soon
Its amazing it doesn't happen more. Get well soon Keptquiettillnow
  • Score: 17

7:51pm Thu 17 Jul 14

sesibollox says...

Where was Mum, texting from her 4x4 ?
Where was Mum, texting from her 4x4 ? sesibollox
  • Score: 3

8:19pm Thu 17 Jul 14

kisha says...

No she wasn't actually, the child ran into the road, don't jump to conclusions
No she wasn't actually, the child ran into the road, don't jump to conclusions kisha
  • Score: -3

10:05pm Thu 17 Jul 14

the25man says...

I'm sorry for the child and the Mother, but children do this.
The poor driver also will have had a real shock and there is another shock as well as the driver will get billed for the cost of the ambulance.
I'm sorry for the child and the Mother, but children do this. The poor driver also will have had a real shock and there is another shock as well as the driver will get billed for the cost of the ambulance. the25man
  • Score: 3

2:35pm Fri 18 Jul 14

bezzie says...

Am suprised this doesnt happen more often. My son was knocked over in exactly the same spot 12 years ago. As a resident of Poynings Ave now I cannot believe the amount of traffic at school times and feel infuriated at the amount of irresponsible parents that still insist on parking on the yellow zig zags outside the school. This is just so dangerous for kids crossing the road. My son and this little boy were lucky but its just a matter of time before there is a tragedy.
Am suprised this doesnt happen more often. My son was knocked over in exactly the same spot 12 years ago. As a resident of Poynings Ave now I cannot believe the amount of traffic at school times and feel infuriated at the amount of irresponsible parents that still insist on parking on the yellow zig zags outside the school. This is just so dangerous for kids crossing the road. My son and this little boy were lucky but its just a matter of time before there is a tragedy. bezzie
  • Score: 5

4:24pm Fri 18 Jul 14

runwellian says...

kisha wrote:
No she wasn't actually, the child ran into the road, don't jump to conclusions
So why wasn't he holding the little child's hand?
At that age all children need to secured by hand or rein to their guardian at the time ...a and that si not jumping to conclusions, just a basic fact of life.
[quote][p][bold]kisha[/bold] wrote: No she wasn't actually, the child ran into the road, don't jump to conclusions[/p][/quote]So why wasn't he holding the little child's hand? At that age all children need to secured by hand or rein to their guardian at the time ...a and that si not jumping to conclusions, just a basic fact of life. runwellian
  • Score: 9

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