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Youngster Hit By Car On Wakefield Road

Wednesday January 15 2014


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A 12-YEAR-OLD girl was hit by a car on Tuesday evening.

Police were informed about the incident at 6.50pm after reports that a child was in a collision with a car on Wakefield Road, near Athersley North.

The girl was taken to hospital after sustaining head injuries.

Police confirmed her injuries are not life-threatening.

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Reply Posted by jamie on Wednesday January 15 2014 at 11:35
Best wishes for a speedy recovery

Reply Posted by Anon on Wednesday January 15 2014 at 11:36
Hope she has a speedy recovery.

Reply Posted by Steph on Wednesday January 15 2014 at 11:46
Brt time summert got done with tht road only a matter if time before some1 will get killed il live on tht road it's horrible

Reply Posted by Steph on Wednesday January 15 2014 at 11:52
It's awful that road I walk up there to take my son to nursery and never now if it's safe to cross people don't indicate when they are turning to go down map. Hope she's ok

Reply Posted by chuck on Wednesday January 15 2014 at 11:55
My grandad had a boy die in his arms before i was born on that road its crazy especially with the schools right on it i hope the child gets well soon and wish her all the best

Reply Posted by sarah on Wednesday January 15 2014 at 12:10
It does need something doin I have to cross from new lodge to athersley north every more with my 4 kids and it's the worse road to get ova u have to cross t the middle and hope someone on the other side lets you over. Best wishes hope shes well soon

Reply Posted by Chris on Wednesday January 15 2014 at 12:12
Just a quick note, theres no such thing as a bad road only people not doing as they should (i.e not looking before crossing or driving like an idiot)

Reply Posted by Jean Mathers on Wednesday January 15 2014 at 12:27
I wish this little girl good luck

Reply Posted by Claire Royston on Wednesday January 15 2014 at 12:27
My mother in law was knocked down by a motor bike a few mths ago hope she's ok x

Reply Posted by Anon on Wednesday January 15 2014 at 12:28
Just a quick note, there is such thing as a bad road. it needs re-tarmacking!

Reply Posted by Beth on Wednesday January 15 2014 at 13:01
There is such thing as a bad road. The middle part where you cross has no crossings with lights. You either have to walk all way to top to cross or all way to bottom. Which is time consuming. Needs traffic slowing down and something done!

Reply Posted by Steph on Wednesday January 15 2014 at 13:16
Yeah there is such thing as a bad road I'll live it on it wen cars speed doin nearly 60mph on it a skiding of new lodge

Reply Posted by Jack on Wednesday January 15 2014 at 13:26
Sorry Steph, That is bad driving not a bad road. Still I hope that the girl makes a speedy recovery. It could be designed slightly better at minimal cost by moving the bus stop slightly closer to the little island in the centre of the road, so that when a bus pulls up, it makes it impossible to go round the bus. Thus making it safer for pedestrians.

Reply Posted by Ken on Wednesday January 15 2014 at 15:01
In this case it wasn't bad driving it was careless kids running across road without looking. I know this for a fact because it was my friend involved in the incident and the police have at least three statements saying it was the girl at fault. Having said that I do hope she make a speedy and full recovery but please spare a thought for the driver who was very traumatised by the incident.

Reply Posted by me on Wednesday January 15 2014 at 15:17
It's pure laziness saying they need something in the middle, yes it's not the best road to cross but there are TWO crossings, I would rather a journey take 2 minutes longer then put mine or my child's life in danger, common sense really.

Reply Posted by lauren on Wednesday January 15 2014 at 16:23
That's two kids this week that have been ran over. Road awareness to to be taught to these children at home aswell school. Something needs to be done.

Reply Posted by Anon on Wednesday January 15 2014 at 16:43
Well said ken playing on main roads cause accidents and hope your friend is ok. Road awareness at school would be a dam good idea and also parents knowing where their kids are would be a better idea. Hope she get well soon

Reply Posted by lauren on Wednesday January 15 2014 at 17:08
Also who lets there kids at 12 play out at that time or is that just me being over protective

Reply Posted by Ken on Wednesday January 15 2014 at 17:37
My friend is ok if rather shook up by the incident. She is also £100s of pounds out if pocket because as she has to foot the cost of repairs herself or claim on insurance and lose no claims bonus. Hardly fair when it wasn't her fault.

Reply Posted by Stacey Goodlad on Wednesday January 15 2014 at 18:39
I agree u al have a ryt to say not everyone is the same sum kids r allowed to play out u knw it wasnt late at al lv ....n here u r again perfect pete i say we live it cos no one agrees u say she was doin 15 mph bt then bobbies say to us 25mph n she gt a smashed windscreen she was doin more then 15 mph my friend my niece is a tal slim girl n has no weight to damagr tht windscreen with out force its an accident just leave it at tht yrah no ones agreeing on owt anyway this was yesterdays news so get over ot

Reply Posted by Kerry on Wednesday January 15 2014 at 20:22
Lots of kids playing chicken recently too on there. But something does need to be done don say walk to the crossing!!!! Everyone takes short cuts!
Me n my lad were lucky even crossing there when BMW nob decided red lights didn't mean him other lane had stopped but 1 step Infront his 50mph would of killed us!!

Reply Posted by Chris on Wednesday January 15 2014 at 21:00
I was the person who redirected the traffic after the incident and I must say my personal opinion is that it either needs traffic crossing where the lights only change when the button is pressed to cross or a well lit Zebra crossing with CCTV monitoring the crossing. Even while directing traffic certain drivers refused to slow down but if it was their child there would be Hell to pay. It's about time that part of Wakefield Rd had something done to raise awareness. Years ago my cousin was killed on that part of Wakefield Rd, so I get frustrated when yet another person gets injured in a road accident.

Reply Posted by Warrior on Wednesday January 15 2014 at 22:41
Chris are you taking about the crossing from t New Lodge Estate to wards the CO-OP crossing

Reply Posted by Chris on Wednesday January 15 2014 at 21:07
Also hoping and praying the girl makes a full recovery.

Reply Posted by shaun on Wednesday January 15 2014 at 21:13
You do know there is a crossing down the 2 mins down the road. People in this modern day society are a lazy bunch that includes adults as well as kids. IM so glad the young girl is ok but parents need to drill into there kids to be safe and walk to the crossings.

Reply Posted by Kerry Blackburn on Wednesday January 15 2014 at 21:41
Omfg ken your friend is 100's of pounds out of pocket. Who cars over a windscreen the main factor ere is ellie is not seriously injured or worse NOR is UR friend so there is worse things than avin t pay for a windscreen !! Seriously !!

Reply Posted by Kerry Blackburn on Wednesday January 15 2014 at 21:44
End of the day was an accident that happened yesterday and both the girl and driver are ok so just leave it

Reply Posted by ricky on Wednesday January 15 2014 at 21:58
I saw state of car window and all I can say is it want no 15mph job!

Reply Posted by jan on Wednesday January 15 2014 at 22:20
no offence, but some kids, not all, have no fear of roads, you only have to be near a school and watch what they do, and how they disrespect the roads. im surprised theres not more accidents. as this wasn't at school time I cant speculate, hope the youngster gets well soon and has no lasting damage

Reply Posted by Jo on Wednesday January 15 2014 at 22:26
Its my little sisters friend and i hope shes ok. Even if they put a crossing there no crossing is going to stop kids thinkin their invincable. 3Times last wk the a group ov kids stood in rd til i got real close. It really annys me. Id neva want any1hurt tho. X

Reply Posted by carol on Wednesday January 15 2014 at 22:38
T Wakefield rd is a bad road to cross and it can easily be mis judged by its width. . It is a very wide road especially near the bus stops, thankfully the little girl is ok, and my thoughts to the driver. . . . Acting in her defence and has a resident of athersley north some kids most certainly have road sense but fail to use it due to attitude, I'm a very careful driver and take a lot of stick off my mates but the number of time's I have to slam my brakes on due to kids on bikes or groups of kids just wandering into the road without a care in the world, is unreal and if you say anything they hurl aload of abuse at you

Reply Posted by jo on Thursday January 16 2014 at 09:30
i almost hit a kid on a bike on wakefield road who just peddled straight out infront of me he didnt once even look at me even when the brakes screeched and tyres skidded never once even flinched i must have missed him by an inch. i had my 13 year old son sat in the passenger seat at the time who was extremly shook up by the incident and he was jolted forward that sharply i am surprised he didnt have whiplash. we cant just blame the roads.

Reply Posted by Littleoldlady on Thursday January 16 2014 at 09:44
Here again some people hang the driver! I once was driving on Park rd slowing down to a red light, a14yr old girl ran out in front of my car, she was lucky, only a few bruises thankfully. It could have been very different if the lights were green, and I think you know what I am saying!

Reply Posted by anon on Thursday January 16 2014 at 09:52
I said earlier on in this thread. The kids have no road sense, I see it everyday. They must not be being taught. The roads are more dangerous now than ever yet awareness is more lax than ever,kids and parents alike.

Reply Posted by Jill on Thursday January 16 2014 at 09:56
Seems to me people are more interested in state of the road, than wether the poor young girl is ok x

Reply Posted by kelly on Thursday January 16 2014 at 11:36
Something definately needs dpin about that road it is so dangerous ive lived on that road for 6 years and seen about 4 ppl run over even if they put an island in the middle of the road it is even more dangerous on a morning when I take my kids to school on a morning and cars are overtaking buses coz there is a bus stop there aswell and the only way to get across is to stand in middle of the road coz when one side is clear the other side is not

Reply Posted by kelly on Thursday January 16 2014 at 11:38
I hope the young girl is ok probably no-one is at fault it was probably just an accident

Reply Posted by Perfect Pete on Thursday January 16 2014 at 16:38
I never intended to upset anyone when commenting about what happened and if I did I am sorry. Just hope the girl is recovering.

Reply Posted by josh on Friday January 17 2014 at 12:52
Ken it wasn't my sisters fault at all so why don't you be quiet because she's in a speedy recovery she's well not injured. Its was the woMans fault for not pAying attention on the road when my sister ran over to get across she sped up if ya want to talk then inbox me not on these comments thanks. And thankyou everyone for comments makinge she's fine.

Reply Posted by gail on Friday January 17 2014 at 18:30
there should be a zebra crossing or traffic lights as not a good road to get across the council should do some thing now about it before some poor person or child loses there lives