Pupil, 10, breaks her leg in accident
PUBLISHED: 11:27 06 February 2008 | UPDATED: 21:15 26 October 2009
THE mother of a 10-year-old girl was relieved her daughter is still alive, after the youngster was in collision with a car. Chloe Carver was walking home from Homerswood Primary School in WGC on Wednesday, January 23, when the accident happened. Her mu
THE mother of a 10-year-old girl was "relieved" her daughter is still alive, after the youngster was in collision with a car.
Chloe Carver was walking home from Homerswood Primary School in WGC on Wednesday, January 23, when the accident happened.
Her mum Amanda Baff, who is starting a petition to introduce a crossing point on Knightsfield, said she "instantly thought the worst".
"Chloe was walking home with her friends that day, because I was looking after my other daughter.
"When I heard the news, I went into absolute panic mode.
"When I got to there, her neck was in a brace. I was so worried; it was such a relief that it was only her leg.
"Thank God that the driver was only going slowly. I do not blame her in any way; she even came round to see Chloe to give her chocolates the next day.
"I don't think that it was anybody's fault, it was just one of those things. But that road is lethal and we haven't had a lollipop lady there since November."
The WGC woman added: "I am starting this petition now to prevent something like this happening again.
"It could have been a hundred times worse and I think the council should take that into consideration.
"In the long run they will save money by having a crossing there, instead of a lollipop person; I've heard bumps are going around there soon, but I don't think they will help. The car was only going 15mph."
Chloe, who is a very sporty girl and loves to dance, is now wheelchair-bound for at least six weeks and may have to have pins put inside her leg.
She told the WHT how she had been very brave throughout and hadn't even cried once.
"It was really scary, but the worst point so far is being stuck at home, I'm really really bored!
"I like my school and I miss my friends and playing games."
Copies of the petition will be available to sign at the post office at Shoplands.