Sunday 17 May 2009

The massacre continues

Another driver ‘loses control’ and ‘mounts the pavement’ and kills a pedestrian, but no politician or senior police officer really gives a toss about this weekly phenomenon, and no newspaper will ever generate a moral panic about it. Even if charged and eventually convicted of causing death by dangerous driving, the driver can be confident that the right to drive will be upheld by the judge, and no lifetime driving ban will be imposed.

A pregnant Carlisle woman died after being struck by a car in Penrith last night. Police today named her as Anne Marie McCreadie, of Sark Close, Lowry Hill.

She suffered serious pelvic injuries after a car mounted the pavement and collided with her. Mrs McCreadie had been walking along Wilson Row, near the town centre, with her husband and a male friend when the accident happened at about 6.30pm.