Saturday, 30 May 2009


Cars had slowed right down to watch the mother and her eight ducklings cross the road and allow them to pass, but the charming scene turned into a horror show when a speeding Mercedes driver ran straight over the happy family.

"Everyone had slowed down to let them pass. They were walking in a line and waddling across the road and it was lovely to watch. Then I saw this car coming at about 40mph, and he actually sped up to over 60mph as he came nearer to the ducks, using it like it was some sort of race track. I thought you're not going to do it, but as he got closer it was obvious he had no intention of stopping and drove straight over the top of them. It was horrendous."