Monday, 23 March 2009

Child cyclist hit by car in Woodford Bridge

A CHILD - believed to be a young girl - has been seriously injured after she was hit by a car near to Roding Primary School. The incident - which took place at about 5.20pm this afternoon (Monday) happened in Gaynes Hill Road in Woodford Bridge.

The girl, who is thought to have been riding a bike at the time of the collision, was taken to hospital by air ambulance. Her condition has yet to be confirmed.

(from the website of The Waltham Forest Guardian)

It’s worth noting that, while the circumstances of this crash are not described, this serious collision occurred in an area where the local police have made it very clear that they have no interest in enforcing the law against driving while using a handheld phone – they choose to catch just one offender every two days.

Elsewhere, a nine year old child cyclist was killed by a hit and run driver.