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Schoolboy Sustains Serious Injuries After Being Hit By Car

Tuesday December 17 2013


Racecommon Road Racecommon Road


A SEVEN-YEAR-OLD boy was airlifted to hospital after he was hit by a car on Racecommon Road.

The boy collided with a red Vauxhall Astra at around 1.40pm on Saturday afternoon.

The child, from Barnsley, suffered serious injuries and was taken to hospital by air ambulance.

Witnesses should call 101, quoting incident number 624 of December 14.

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Reply Posted by Me on Tuesday December 17 2013 at 11:34
It's because people double park and park on corners up and down that road, then people still drive like nutters on it! It's not the first time someone's been knocked over on that road and I'm sure it won't be the last!

Reply Posted by @me on Tuesday December 17 2013 at 11:38
Well the case is now closed thanks to ME the traffic investigator. Syp should hire you for your services

Reply Posted by @you on Tuesday December 17 2013 at 12:08
...and a traffic investigator would be someone who investigates traffic? If you're going to try and be a keyboard warrior, you should at least pick a real job!

Reply Posted by Dave Thompson on Tuesday December 17 2013 at 11:46
Well from what I understand the lad booted his ball into the road and ran out after it so not much can be done in that case, apart from playing with ya ball in the rec or garden

Reply Posted by sarah on Tuesday December 17 2013 at 11:58
It was nothing to do with a ball being kicked out, or from any carelessness from the boy regarding road safety. Idiots driving wrecklessly on a main town road on a Saturday afternoon just as a football match is about to start. Precautions should be made so drivers cant speed.

Reply Posted by T on Tuesday December 17 2013 at 14:16
Lets blame the drivers because the are always in the wrong,.... Get a grip. If what Dave Thompson says is true its the kids fault no one else's. Take it you don't drive Sarah.

Reply Posted by me on Tuesday December 17 2013 at 11:59
looks a bit like summer lane to me av wab got wrng facts again .... hope young lad makes a speedy recoverey ..... racecommon rd tut tut...

Reply Posted by you are not ME on Tuesday December 17 2013 at 12:21
ME. you plant pot....Racecommon Rd

Reply Posted by Sue on Tuesday December 17 2013 at 12:17
As a resident of Racecommon road and lives just a couple of doors up from the accident, he did kick the ball into the road and he ran after it, not driver error! Yes the road needs double yellow lines but in this case the driver was not to blame.

Reply Posted by Katie on Tuesday December 17 2013 at 12:19
How does that look like summer lane!?

Reply Posted by compassion on Tuesday December 17 2013 at 12:25
Always somebody looking for blame .....it was an accident..a little boy seriously. Hurt show a bit of compassion .it is sad for all involved...hope he makes a speedy recovery to carry on with is precious childhood..

Reply Posted by Sue on Tuesday December 17 2013 at 12:40
I think we also need to spare a thought for the poor driver too. The little boy is doing well thank god but what about the driver? She/he has to live with what happened. My thoughts are also with her/him.

Reply Posted by stoplooklisten on Tuesday December 17 2013 at 12:56
I cross that road everyday and manage to not get knocked over by cars. I guess that's down to not just running out into one of the main roads into Barnsley. I agree the parked cars are an issue and whilst it is terrible the accident happened it could easily have been avoided with the use of some road safety knowledge.

Reply Posted by Peter on Tuesday December 17 2013 at 13:06
It wants a hour limit on parking on racecommon rd or meter charge like on Pitt street that will stop over parking between 8 till 6 . For the little boy so sad but it could have happened on any rd it's a ACCIDENT ..

Reply Posted by miss c on Tuesday December 17 2013 at 13:07
Thoughts go out to the driver an the little boy hope he makes a speedy recovery.

Reply Posted by really???? on Tuesday December 17 2013 at 14:28
Oh god,how has a report on a boy being airlifted to hospital turned into who's to blame. It was an accident for Christ sake. It doesn't really matter who's at fault as long as both the parties involved are doing well.

Reply Posted by MrsB on Tuesday December 17 2013 at 14:50
I hope the little boy is making a speedy recovery and that the driver is ok too. Bad road and too many double parked cars,that a long with fast driving (not saying this driver was speeding) is a recipe for disaster. My best wishes to both the families of the boy and the driver!

Reply Posted by Dave Thompson on Tuesday December 17 2013 at 17:04
I do wish both parties well, but knowing WAB news articles and anything to do with Racecommon Rd there are a number of people who automatically blame it on the "dangerous road". Well, there's no such thing as a dangerous road, it's all down to how people drive on it, park on it, or walk along it. There is always someone to blame, but it's not the roads fault if someone speeds, drink drive, uses a mobile, parks in a silly place and obstructs views or crosses the road without looking properly or finding a safer place to cross. Keep it real and safe WABers and follow the Highway Code.

Reply Posted by Rosie on Tuesday December 17 2013 at 18:39
Hope little boy has speedy recovery i live not far off racecommon road not enough pelican crossings near top of pitt st west near shaw lane and top of longcar lane its dangerous road was he or she speeding down or up road

Reply Posted by wtf on Tuesday December 17 2013 at 21:45
How can u blame a 7year old boy u idiot!!! U absolute idiot

Reply Posted by Christina Egley on Tuesday December 17 2013 at 21:58
Not being funny but the boy is seven years of age where was parents yeah its a busy road so even more reason not t play football unless in the park or sum where safe god my kids are nearly twice that age and only just been able t go art of garden its not me being nasty t kids its protecting them untill they are responsible enough hope the boy as a speedy recovery and thoughts t the driver 2

Reply Posted by KP on Wednesday December 18 2013 at 08:47
The driver wasn't speeding, the little boy just ran out into the road. An horrific accident for the little boy, his family and the driver who was in absolute pieces. Some of the comments inferring blame are not helpful to any of the parties involved! The main thing is that the little boy sounds to be recovering well but the driver (even though it was completely out of her control) is still in a state :-(

Reply Posted by Tough luck on Wednesday December 18 2013 at 08:59
@christina egley that would be because people don't give a toss anymore kids being left running around streets are getting younger and younger and no one cAres as long as there not under there feet until something like this happens I for one think everyone letting kids out on streets under a certain age needs something to make them think twice THEY ARE NOT OLD OR REAPONSOBLE ENOUGH AT AUCH A YOUNG AGE

Reply Posted by milgr on Wednesday December 18 2013 at 09:28
Accidents are just that yes racecommon road is bad but why was a 7 year old boy playing ball by a busy road my children are not allowed to play on the street because a ball goes into the road and their road safety goes out of the window but at least the boy is on the mend but I think it will be a long long time before the same can be said for the driver

Reply Posted by jc94 on Wednesday December 18 2013 at 12:05
if the driver wasn't speeding he should have swerved or stopped !!! obviously his full attention wasn't on the road. poor little boy!

Reply Posted by @ on Wednesday December 18 2013 at 12:40
It's not the drivers fault or the boys fault it's the stupid irresponsible idiots that thinks it's ok to block all the road off by parking up and down there like its a car park!!! There are several roads leading off it and you can't see nothing round these idiots cars I know I do the school run and it's disgusting what they do so close to that many children they should really think before they hurriedly park and block other drivers view off. All because they can't be bothered to walk a little further to their destinations like I said idiots....

Reply Posted by ureds on Wednesday December 18 2013 at 12:41
Up until June this year, I lived on Harvey street (Dawson's corner shop). Trying to get out of there on its own was risky when people park outside the shop. There will be a serious car accident also one day as people can not see and have to pull into the middle of road, at the same time idiots come speeding like F1 cars up and down, and when busy at school times when people fill the street
I did send an email to the council a few,years ago and they just said that there are no rules to put double yellows near the shop. Unless they do something there will be a serious accident around there too

Reply Posted by annonymous on Wednesday December 18 2013 at 13:35
i was there. i saw the accident. it wasnt the drivers fault... at all! the boys friend threw a waterbottle into the road... he ran over to get it... presumed that the road was still clear. The driver couldnt do anything, she wasn't driving wrecklessly. it was an ACCIDENT!

Reply Posted by nicky parkinson on Wednesday December 18 2013 at 18:41
Before you all go judgeing parents and littlest boys hes 7 god god sake and was playing with a ball on strata estate on the grass its gone ofer the wall yes big mistake he jumped over wall after it but how can you all sit there saying he should be road safer everyone who drives should know if a ball comes out into road there os a child somewhere about and to slow down but from whats be said the driver was preoccupied so stop been judgementsl and have some respect that little boy is my nephew who yes you all think is doing fine but its going to be a long process for him having yo learn to walk again n having to go back in hospital in 9 months time for screws and pins removed from his leg so this os not over for him for s long time either. Think before you speak!!!

Reply Posted by Dawn on Wednesday December 18 2013 at 18:45
nicky Parkinson@ Why are people who witnessed the accident saying it was a water bottle which was thrown into the road..So sad for the boy and the driver,But WHY people are posting rubbish is beyond me..

Reply Posted by j on Friday December 20 2013 at 08:42
All the comments about the poor little boy - were you all born at 25 for god's sake!! Kids do these things, choose how good or not the parenting is! Speedy recovery to him and hope the driver's feeling better - not a nice experience to have to live with!! Pure accident.

Reply Posted by jb on Friday December 20 2013 at 09:09
Its not fair at all blaming the driver. Ive seen it more than once where the kid has ran out into the road not even looking and then its been too late to stop the car. Kids should be brought up correctly knowing road safety & then they might think twice about just running out & getting knocked over.

Reply Posted by lauren on Friday December 20 2013 at 09:16
The parent ov the 7 year old little boy should av been with not bout good mum or bad mum bout parental responsibilities no child should be walkin home by them self I work but always make sure am there to walk mi kids home n the school is only round corner not been nasty just honest hope the little boy as a speedy recovery n hope he as a very merry Christmas n a fantastic new year xx