This is absolutely disgusting..
Wednesday, June 07, 2006

I was listening to the quick round up of the daily news on the t.v. and they highlighted this awful story that was in the Daily Mail today about a little girl that had been hit by a car and was lying in the road, and all the drivers just drove round her, and no-one stopped to help her. The complete story is below and the link is: How Could Drivers Leave My Little Girl?

'How could drivers ignore my badly hurt daughter?'

Car after car drove round this girl as she lay in agony after a hit-and-run accident

Daily Mail 23:00pm 6th June 2006

C**** recovers in hospital after she was knocked down by a car..

As the car that had hit her sped away, the badly injured little girl tried to crawl towards the safety of the kerb. Seconds later another car appeared. But the driver did not stop to help. He simply drove around her. Then another. And another. Eight-year-old C*** was left screaming in the road with a broken leg. Last night, as she lay in hospital, police expressed horrified astonishment that so many drivers had failed to stop.

"I have never come across anything like it in the years I have been a traffic officer," said one policeman. "It's not as if they wouldn't have seen her, she was screaming for help at the top of her voice."

C*** had been out walking with her mother and brother and sister near their home in *********** last Wednesday at 8.45pm. She had run ahead with the sons of a neighbour to buy bubblegum at a shop and was crossing the road to rejoin her mother when she was hit by the car.The impact of the crash threw her into the air and she landed in the middle of the road, her leg broken in two places and blood pouring from the wound. It took a full two minutes - in which at least six drivers drove around her - for a motorist finally to stop and help the traumatised little girl to the pavement.

Yesterday there was widespread disgust and dismay in the local neighbourhood at her ordeal. Her mother ***** said those who ignored her daughter were just as guilty as the hit-and-run driver.

"I can't believe someone can run over a child and not even bother to check they're okay. It's inhumane," she said. "But then a whole queue of traffic went past Cait. One car actually stood there as she pulled herself out of the way. "You'd have thought that anyone in their right mind would stop to help, even out of curiosity. But obviously they were all too busy. "It says something about the breakdown in community in the modern world where everyone is too busy or too unconcerned to think about anyone else. "If it had been someone with a knife in their hand I could understand it, but this was just a little girl. You wouldn't treat an animal like this."

C*** has since had two operations on her leg. She is expected to leave hospital this week but will have to return for physiotherapy several times a week and will not be able to go to school for up to three months.

Road safety campaigners and community leaders believe C*** experience is an indictment of a society too willing to look the other way. Road safety group RoadPeace said she could have received further injuries or been killed as she lay in the road. It called for tougher punishments for hit-and-run drivers and those who fail to come to the aid of people injured in accidents. "This case is appalling," said chairman Zoe Stow. "It shows people don't show common decency or an understanding of right and wrong when they get behind the wheel of a car."

C*** and her friends had crossed the road at a point where there were no parked vehicles for around 25 yards. They would have been clearly visible. In the heat of the moment, the terrified boys she was with, aged seven and nine, ran off to get help, leaving her alone. Speaking from her bed in hospital in ******, yesterday, she said: "I was walking into the road and went to step back when I saw a car but didn't get my leg back in time. "The front wheel hit my leg and then the back wheel went over it. They just kept going. It started to hurt and made me go all cold. I also lost my bubblegum. "I was calling for help but other people kept driving past me. After a couple of minutes a car stopped and someone helped me. "I'm feeling a little bit better but I can't go to school which makes me sad. It's fun at school. It gives me something to do and I've got all my friends there."

Local councillor said the hit-and-run driver had shown 'little respect' for the community and called on him to hand himself in to police. He added: "As for those who ignored the girl, it's very difficult to understand what they were thinking. It's almost inconceivable they would do that."

Thames Valley Police are looking for a small red car, possibly a Peugeot or VW Golf, in connection with the incident. CCTV at local shops caught passing vehicles but not their registration plates.
A PC said: "There is a good chance there is damage to the vehicle and we are hoping someone will report it, even if it involves a loved one. "It may be the driver didn't see the girl and didn't realise they had hit her, in which case the sooner they come forward the better."Police said the hit-and-run driver was not likely to have been driving much beyond the street's 30mph speed limit otherwise Cait's injuries could have been more serious.

I just don't know what this place is coming to when some-one could not stop for a little girl in the road who was clearly in distress and pain. What were they frightened of? Sheesh these people that drove past her surely must have no consience at all..
Flying towards my dreams @12:13 pm

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