LiveNewport boy's injuries not life threatening after SDR accident, say police

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Summary

  • 11-year-old Newport boy hit by car
  • SDR closed
  • Gridlock on key Newport road

9:22pm

AN 11-YEAR-OLD boy who was seriously injured after being hit by a car on Newport's Southern Distributor Road is now out of danger.

The boy, from Newport, suffered a head injury while crossing the SDR and was in a critical condition for several hours at the Royal Gwent Hospital.

His injuries are now deemed to be non-life threatening, Gwent Police confirmed.

At 9pm Gwent Police confirmed that the boy was being transferred to the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff for specialist care and further checks.

7:51pm

Traffic is now easing on the SDR as all lanes are open and the accident site has now been cleared.

7:09pm

TRAFFIC delays of around 15 minutes can be expected on the westbound carriageway of the SDR in Lliswerry.

A 100-metre stretch of the westbound carriageway is closed but the eastbound carriageway is open.

Police are siphoning traffic up a sliproad leading to Corporation Road.

5:39pm

Slow traffic and traffic heavier than normal on A4042 Heidenheim Drive both ways between A4042 Kingsway / B4591 Newport Bridge / B4591 Queensway (Old Green Interchange) and A4051 Shaftesbury Street / A4042 / B4591 / Evans Street / Lyne Road.

5:37pm

The car involved in the SDR crash this afternoon

South Wales Argus: Car involved in SDR crash

5:33pm

GWENT police said the boy hit by a car this afternoon is 11-years-old, from Newport and is being treated for a head injury. They confirmed he is in a critical condition.

The boy was hit by a grey Fiat Stilo car.

They confirmed they were called at at 3.20pm.

The road is closed in both directions at the Nash Road roundabout. Diversions are in place, although motorists are advised to avoid the area.

Officers are appealing for any witnesses to the incident to call 101.

5:13pm

The boy is in a critical condition in the Royal Gwent Hospital in Newport.

4:29pm

Police at the scene outside Morrisons superstore near the SDR:

South Wales Argus: SDR scene

4:22pm

Scene of SDR crash involving a boy 'in his early teens':

4:18pm

A shocked eye witness told the Argus he was driving past when he saw the boy face down in the road.
The driver, who didn’t want to be named, said he was going to drop his friend off at work when he came across the accident around 3.20pm.
He said the boy was lying still and face down in the road and had been covered by a sheet.
He said around 20 other children were gathered nearby and an ambulance had just been called.

4:18pm

The boy is reported to be 'in his early teens' and has been taken to the Royal Gwent Hospital in Newport.

4:10pm

Police cars at the scene on the SDR in Newport:

South Wales Argus: Police at SDR

4:07pm

Traffic backed up on the SDR after this afternoon's accident:

South Wales Argus: SDR gridlock

4:04pm

Argus reader Luke sent in this picture of the scene on the SDR this afternoon:

South Wales Argus: SDR crash

3:58pm

THE SDR is closed in both directions this afternoon after a boy was hit by a vehicle.

Gwent Police said that the incident involved one boy and a vehicle.

Traffic is at a standstill and drivers are reported to be doing U turns.

The accident happened near the new Morrisons and the Lysaghts Institute.

A diversion between Morrisons and J24 at the Coldra is in place.

Ambulance and police are at the scene and the ambulance service confirmed they were called at 3.21pm.

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4:55pm Thu 10 Jan 13

ianzemma says...

traffic lights are there for a reason!
traffic lights are there for a reason! ianzemma
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5:10pm Thu 10 Jan 13

frostybox says...

Kids are not using the crossing bridges provided. Have to dodge them most days on my way home!
Kids are not using the crossing bridges provided. Have to dodge them most days on my way home! frostybox
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5:20pm Thu 10 Jan 13

amandaajd1 says...

I am a pedestrian and I walk up and down the sdr road all the time, with my baby....there are not enough bridges to cross over the road (I no there is one right by the school, and by tesco) but that is it...how long is this road...it is a nightmare, and the bridges that are there, in the night they are in darkness on the ramps going up, (which you have to use if you have a pram) there are no lights, someone can easily be waiting there, to mug someone...only once did I use them in the dark, (bare in mind it's dark now very early) I hope this young lad is ok,
I am a pedestrian and I walk up and down the sdr road all the time, with my baby....there are not enough bridges to cross over the road (I no there is one right by the school, and by tesco) but that is it...how long is this road...it is a nightmare, and the bridges that are there, in the night they are in darkness on the ramps going up, (which you have to use if you have a pram) there are no lights, someone can easily be waiting there, to mug someone...only once did I use them in the dark, (bare in mind it's dark now very early) I hope this young lad is ok, amandaajd1
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5:20pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Magor says...

They are always crossing not using the bridges.I saw one the other week fall over into the road as he climbed over the barrier.Luckily the road was clear.
They are always crossing not using the bridges.I saw one the other week fall over into the road as he climbed over the barrier.Luckily the road was clear. Magor
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5:22pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Leigh. says...

Bring in over here Jaywalking like in America....
Bring in over here Jaywalking like in America.... Leigh.
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5:41pm Thu 10 Jan 13

liglig says...

i was crossing the road yesterday around 1230 at the lights i waited till light was red the green man flashing so i crossed yet a car going through a red light again had to swerve to avoid hitting me this was out side robert price and he had the cheek to beep the horn as it was my fault ,
its even worse at around 530 am cars going straight going straight through red lights turning when there is no left turn etc
i was crossing the road yesterday around 1230 at the lights i waited till light was red the green man flashing so i crossed yet a car going through a red light again had to swerve to avoid hitting me this was out side robert price and he had the cheek to beep the horn as it was my fault , its even worse at around 530 am cars going straight going straight through red lights turning when there is no left turn etc liglig
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5:58pm Thu 10 Jan 13

spice15 says...

spice15 wrote:
richie55 wrote:
Why was one of the citys busiest road closed in both directions??? For the police to investigate?I was not there but I can tell you what happened...school pupil on way home ran across road in front of car driving on the road and was struck. Why does this have to cause chaos in the city?
You ignorant git . It would be so different if it was a member of your family. Hope you never have to go through what they are going through right now!! We are talking about a child here!!
Have a bit of respect for the family who are by his side hoping that their child pulls through this. People like you make me sick!!
[quote][p][bold]spice15[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]richie55[/bold] wrote: Why was one of the citys busiest road closed in both directions??? For the police to investigate?I was not there but I can tell you what happened...school pupil on way home ran across road in front of car driving on the road and was struck. Why does this have to cause chaos in the city?[/p][/quote]You ignorant git . It would be so different if it was a member of your family. Hope you never have to go through what they are going through right now!! We are talking about a child here!![/p][/quote]Have a bit of respect for the family who are by his side hoping that their child pulls through this. People like you make me sick!! spice15
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6:06pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Stott4691 says...

I have read these pages over a number of months and must say I am dismayed with the general attitude of the majority of the posters on these pages who love nothing better than to be moan the state of the city or make disparaging comments about others....few have even hoped that this young lad survives and care about the affect on the driver, the childs family and friends...I am sure none of you have never taken a short cut or taken an action without considering the consequences when you were younger or even now...if only the rest of Newport were as perfect and less judge worthy of others as you lot are, what a better place the world would be !!.
The lad may have been crossing where he shouldn'y have been alternatively the car may hav hit has he used the crossing because the driver chanced his arm at a redlight (I'm sure none of the writers on here have never done such a thing as break a traffic law) ...until you know the full facts don't jump to conclusions.Ihope the lad and the driver an all involved recover from such an horrific experience.
I have read these pages over a number of months and must say I am dismayed with the general attitude of the majority of the posters on these pages who love nothing better than to be moan the state of the city or make disparaging comments about others....few have even hoped that this young lad survives and care about the affect on the driver, the childs family and friends...I am sure none of you have never taken a short cut or taken an action without considering the consequences when you were younger or even now...if only the rest of Newport were as perfect and less judge worthy of others as you lot are, what a better place the world would be !!. The lad may have been crossing where he shouldn'y have been alternatively the car may hav hit has he used the crossing because the driver chanced his arm at a redlight (I'm sure none of the writers on here have never done such a thing as break a traffic law) ...until you know the full facts don't jump to conclusions.Ihope the lad and the driver an all involved recover from such an horrific experience. Stott4691
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6:34pm Thu 10 Jan 13

rightsideup says...

spice15 wrote:
spice15 wrote:
richie55 wrote:
Why was one of the citys busiest road closed in both directions??? For the police to investigate?I was not there but I can tell you what happened...school pupil on way home ran across road in front of car driving on the road and was struck. Why does this have to cause chaos in the city?
You ignorant git . It would be so different if it was a member of your family. Hope you never have to go through what they are going through right now!! We are talking about a child here!!
Have a bit of respect for the family who are by his side hoping that their child pulls through this. People like you make me sick!!
You were not there yet you know what happened!.Your comments are inappropriate to say the least.I wish those involved a full and swift recovery.
[quote][p][bold]spice15[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]spice15[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]richie55[/bold] wrote: Why was one of the citys busiest road closed in both directions??? For the police to investigate?I was not there but I can tell you what happened...school pupil on way home ran across road in front of car driving on the road and was struck. Why does this have to cause chaos in the city?[/p][/quote]You ignorant git . It would be so different if it was a member of your family. Hope you never have to go through what they are going through right now!! We are talking about a child here!![/p][/quote]Have a bit of respect for the family who are by his side hoping that their child pulls through this. People like you make me sick!![/p][/quote]You were not there yet you know what happened!.Your comments are inappropriate to say the least.I wish those involved a full and swift recovery. rightsideup
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6:43pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Xoxo says...

My thoughts are with the young boy and his family at this tuff time.
My thoughts are with the young boy and his family at this tuff time. Xoxo
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6:43pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Xoxo says...

My thoughts are with the young boy and his family at this tuff time.
My thoughts are with the young boy and his family at this tuff time. Xoxo
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6:45pm Thu 10 Jan 13

fairyglitterbugs says...

Oh my gosh!This is absolutely heart breaking just an eleven year old coming home from school, I wonder what school he came from because my daughter attends a school and the people shown in the picture are wearing her uniform! That's Newport for you ..... T
Oh my gosh!This is absolutely heart breaking just an eleven year old coming home from school, I wonder what school he came from because my daughter attends a school and the people shown in the picture are wearing her uniform! That's Newport for you ..... T fairyglitterbugs
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6:55pm Thu 10 Jan 13

angeizz says...

It was heart wrenching to see this young boy today I felt sick seeing him lay in the road, these kids run across this road daily many times ive slammed my breaks on to stop myself hitting a child running across the road & jumping the Central barriers, today it was too real and sickening to see a young boy lay helpless :-( my heart goes out to this boys family and the
driver as undoubtedly thids is purely a tragic accident
It was heart wrenching to see this young boy today I felt sick seeing him lay in the road, these kids run across this road daily many times ive slammed my breaks on to stop myself hitting a child running across the road & jumping the Central barriers, today it was too real and sickening to see a young boy lay helpless :-( my heart goes out to this boys family and the driver as undoubtedly thids is purely a tragic accident angeizz
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7:00pm Thu 10 Jan 13

ijtoat says...

ianzemma wrote:
traffic lights are there for a reason!
Exactly so its a pity that motorists speed up to try and beat them.
[quote][p][bold]ianzemma[/bold] wrote: traffic lights are there for a reason![/p][/quote]Exactly so its a pity that motorists speed up to try and beat them. ijtoat
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7:03pm Thu 10 Jan 13

ijtoat says...

Stott4691 wrote:
I have read these pages over a number of months and must say I am dismayed with the general attitude of the majority of the posters on these pages who love nothing better than to be moan the state of the city or make disparaging comments about others....few have even hoped that this young lad survives and care about the affect on the driver, the childs family and friends...I am sure none of you have never taken a short cut or taken an action without considering the consequences when you were younger or even now...if only the rest of Newport were as perfect and less judge worthy of others as you lot are, what a better place the world would be !!.
The lad may have been crossing where he shouldn'y have been alternatively the car may hav hit has he used the crossing because the driver chanced his arm at a redlight (I'm sure none of the writers on here have never done such a thing as break a traffic law) ...until you know the full facts don't jump to conclusions.Ihope the lad and the driver an all involved recover from such an horrific experience.
Totally agree
[quote][p][bold]Stott4691[/bold] wrote: I have read these pages over a number of months and must say I am dismayed with the general attitude of the majority of the posters on these pages who love nothing better than to be moan the state of the city or make disparaging comments about others....few have even hoped that this young lad survives and care about the affect on the driver, the childs family and friends...I am sure none of you have never taken a short cut or taken an action without considering the consequences when you were younger or even now...if only the rest of Newport were as perfect and less judge worthy of others as you lot are, what a better place the world would be !!. The lad may have been crossing where he shouldn'y have been alternatively the car may hav hit has he used the crossing because the driver chanced his arm at a redlight (I'm sure none of the writers on here have never done such a thing as break a traffic law) ...until you know the full facts don't jump to conclusions.Ihope the lad and the driver an all involved recover from such an horrific experience.[/p][/quote]Totally agree ijtoat
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7:43pm Thu 10 Jan 13

welshmen says...

I hope the lad will be ok, can't imagine what the parents are going through...
I hope the lad will be ok, can't imagine what the parents are going through... welshmen
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7:54pm Thu 10 Jan 13

rhinestine says...

I Think it's a case of people being fed up of society in general that produces some insensitive coments.

I mean, it's not nice that the lad has been hit, and I hope he makes it ok, but as other posters have mentioned, the kids run accross the road prattling about daily, there seems to be no sense taught to kids today.

In the old days you might of had a man say to some kids a out to cross the road, be carfull now lads, and he would look out for them, these days the kid would probably say p...off to that notion.

Drivers are the same, no sense, we are all in a hurry and we are all guilty of bending the road laws at tImes and it takes somethIng tragic like this to make us think of our actions.

N
I Think it's a case of people being fed up of society in general that produces some insensitive coments. I mean, it's not nice that the lad has been hit, and I hope he makes it ok, but as other posters have mentioned, the kids run accross the road prattling about daily, there seems to be no sense taught to kids today. In the old days you might of had a man say to some kids a out to cross the road, be carfull now lads, and he would look out for them, these days the kid would probably say p...off to that notion. Drivers are the same, no sense, we are all in a hurry and we are all guilty of bending the road laws at tImes and it takes somethIng tragic like this to make us think of our actions. N rhinestine
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8:02pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Sara02887 says...

rightsideup wrote:
spice15 wrote:
spice15 wrote:
richie55 wrote:
Why was one of the citys busiest road closed in both directions??? For the police to investigate?I was not there but I can tell you what happened...school pupil on way home ran across road in front of car driving on the road and was struck. Why does this have to cause chaos in the city?
You ignorant git . It would be so different if it was a member of your family. Hope you never have to go through what they are going through right now!! We are talking about a child here!!
Have a bit of respect for the family who are by his side hoping that their child pulls through this. People like you make me sick!!
You were not there yet you know what happened!.Your comments are inappropriate to say the least.I wish those involved a full and swift recovery.
do you mean "cities" roads closed? I think you will find yes your reasons are probably right but have you ever heard of empathy ? or respect ? and no I don't even know you but I bet I am right in saying at least once in your life you took a chance and ran across a road the same as every other person who has read and commented on this story, can you even imagine what the lad, his family and the driver of the car are going through at the moment? i think you should stop and think before posting inappropriate comments as accidents can happen to anyone.
[quote][p][bold]rightsideup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]spice15[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]spice15[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]richie55[/bold] wrote: Why was one of the citys busiest road closed in both directions??? For the police to investigate?I was not there but I can tell you what happened...school pupil on way home ran across road in front of car driving on the road and was struck. Why does this have to cause chaos in the city?[/p][/quote]You ignorant git . It would be so different if it was a member of your family. Hope you never have to go through what they are going through right now!! We are talking about a child here!![/p][/quote]Have a bit of respect for the family who are by his side hoping that their child pulls through this. People like you make me sick!![/p][/quote]You were not there yet you know what happened!.Your comments are inappropriate to say the least.I wish those involved a full and swift recovery.[/p][/quote]do you mean "cities" roads closed? I think you will find yes your reasons are probably right but have you ever heard of empathy ? or respect ? and no I don't even know you but I bet I am right in saying at least once in your life you took a chance and ran across a road the same as every other person who has read and commented on this story, can you even imagine what the lad, his family and the driver of the car are going through at the moment? i think you should stop and think before posting inappropriate comments as accidents can happen to anyone. Sara02887
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9:23pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Conzar says...

spice15 wrote:
spice15 wrote:
richie55 wrote:
Why was one of the citys busiest road closed in both directions??? For the police to investigate?I was not there but I can tell you what happened...school pupil on way home ran across road in front of car driving on the road and was struck. Why does this have to cause chaos in the city?
You ignorant git . It would be so different if it was a member of your family. Hope you never have to go through what they are going through right now!! We are talking about a child here!!
Have a bit of respect for the family who are by his side hoping that their child pulls through this. People like you make me sick!!
It does not surprise me these days that comments are made like this. Here we have a young lad fighting for his life and yet we still get ignorant comments off someone worried more about the traffic than the accident itself. Irrespective of what he was or was not doing he is now in hospital seriously ill. Let's hope he pulls through
[quote][p][bold]spice15[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]spice15[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]richie55[/bold] wrote: Why was one of the citys busiest road closed in both directions??? For the police to investigate?I was not there but I can tell you what happened...school pupil on way home ran across road in front of car driving on the road and was struck. Why does this have to cause chaos in the city?[/p][/quote]You ignorant git . It would be so different if it was a member of your family. Hope you never have to go through what they are going through right now!! We are talking about a child here!![/p][/quote]Have a bit of respect for the family who are by his side hoping that their child pulls through this. People like you make me sick!![/p][/quote]It does not surprise me these days that comments are made like this. Here we have a young lad fighting for his life and yet we still get ignorant comments off someone worried more about the traffic than the accident itself. Irrespective of what he was or was not doing he is now in hospital seriously ill. Let's hope he pulls through Conzar
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9:31pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Me, Me, Me! says...

do you mean "cities" roads closed?

....do YOU mean "city's" roads closed?

If you are going to be condescending enough to correct someone's spelling, at least have the good sense to get it correct!!!
do you mean "cities" roads closed? ....do YOU mean "city's" roads closed? If you are going to be condescending enough to correct someone's spelling, at least have the good sense to get it correct!!! Me, Me, Me!
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11:47pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Strider says...

Me, Me, Me! wrote:
do you mean "cities" roads closed?

....do YOU mean "city's" roads closed?

If you are going to be condescending enough to correct someone's spelling, at least have the good sense to get it correct!!!
Agreed 'Double M' people who correct spelling(but can't spell correctly themselves) are the most common denominator trolls..

Also incredibly sad how these Internet Rambo's are using this kids accident to take a pop at people they have issue's with.. Just wish him well and leave it at that..
[quote][p][bold]Me, Me, Me![/bold] wrote: do you mean "cities" roads closed? ....do YOU mean "city's" roads closed? If you are going to be condescending enough to correct someone's spelling, at least have the good sense to get it correct!!![/p][/quote]Agreed 'Double M' people who correct spelling(but can't spell correctly themselves) are the most common denominator trolls.. Also incredibly sad how these Internet Rambo's are using this kids accident to take a pop at people they have issue's with.. Just wish him well and leave it at that.. Strider
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12:53am Fri 11 Jan 13

smokintheweed says...

rhinestine wrote:
I Think it's a case of people being fed up of society in general that produces some insensitive coments.

I mean, it's not nice that the lad has been hit, and I hope he makes it ok, but as other posters have mentioned, the kids run accross the road prattling about daily, there seems to be no sense taught to kids today.

In the old days you might of had a man say to some kids a out to cross the road, be carfull now lads, and he would look out for them, these days the kid would probably say p...off to that notion.

Drivers are the same, no sense, we are all in a hurry and we are all guilty of bending the road laws at tImes and it takes somethIng tragic like this to make us think of our actions.

N
And yet you have no care for children falling off bridges?
[quote][p][bold]rhinestine[/bold] wrote: I Think it's a case of people being fed up of society in general that produces some insensitive coments. I mean, it's not nice that the lad has been hit, and I hope he makes it ok, but as other posters have mentioned, the kids run accross the road prattling about daily, there seems to be no sense taught to kids today. In the old days you might of had a man say to some kids a out to cross the road, be carfull now lads, and he would look out for them, these days the kid would probably say p...off to that notion. Drivers are the same, no sense, we are all in a hurry and we are all guilty of bending the road laws at tImes and it takes somethIng tragic like this to make us think of our actions. N[/p][/quote]And yet you have no care for children falling off bridges? smokintheweed
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7:25am Fri 11 Jan 13

rellim says...

Its very simple. Fast road !!!!! Slightly dumbed down motorist surrounded by air bags, air con and a sense of security unaware of their surroundings and the potential for a pedestrian v car RTC then we throw the child into the mix, no common sense and no perception of the vehicle speed. Put them together and the result is physical trauma to the child, mental trauma to the parents and the driver vehicle.

Is the a solution? may be in this day and age no as most people are now beyond being trained in common sense and we are all reluctant to walk a few meters to a safe crossing spot.
Its very simple. Fast road !!!!! Slightly dumbed down motorist surrounded by air bags, air con and a sense of security unaware of their surroundings and the potential for a pedestrian v car RTC then we throw the child into the mix, no common sense and no perception of the vehicle speed. Put them together and the result is physical trauma to the child, mental trauma to the parents and the driver vehicle. Is the a solution? may be in this day and age no as most people are now beyond being trained in common sense and we are all reluctant to walk a few meters to a safe crossing spot. rellim
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8:52am Fri 11 Jan 13

rhinestine says...

smokintheweed wrote:
rhinestine wrote:
I Think it's a case of people being fed up of society in general that produces some insensitive coments.

I mean, it's not nice that the lad has been hit, and I hope he makes it ok, but as other posters have mentioned, the kids run accross the road prattling about daily, there seems to be no sense taught to kids today.

In the old days you might of had a man say to some kids a out to cross the road, be carfull now lads, and he would look out for them, these days the kid would probably say p...off to that notion.

Drivers are the same, no sense, we are all in a hurry and we are all guilty of bending the road laws at tImes and it takes somethIng tragic like this to make us think of our actions.

N
And yet you have no care for children falling off bridges?
No, as there is no excuse for hanging off the side of a bridge above a busy road is there....... weed boy
[quote][p][bold]smokintheweed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rhinestine[/bold] wrote: I Think it's a case of people being fed up of society in general that produces some insensitive coments. I mean, it's not nice that the lad has been hit, and I hope he makes it ok, but as other posters have mentioned, the kids run accross the road prattling about daily, there seems to be no sense taught to kids today. In the old days you might of had a man say to some kids a out to cross the road, be carfull now lads, and he would look out for them, these days the kid would probably say p...off to that notion. Drivers are the same, no sense, we are all in a hurry and we are all guilty of bending the road laws at tImes and it takes somethIng tragic like this to make us think of our actions. N[/p][/quote]And yet you have no care for children falling off bridges?[/p][/quote]No, as there is no excuse for hanging off the side of a bridge above a busy road is there....... weed boy rhinestine
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1:36pm Fri 11 Jan 13

Gareth says...

rhinestine wrote:
I Think it's a case of people being fed up of society in general that produces some insensitive coments.

I mean, it's not nice that the lad has been hit, and I hope he makes it ok, but as other posters have mentioned, the kids run accross the road prattling about daily, there seems to be no sense taught to kids today.

In the old days you might of had a man say to some kids a out to cross the road, be carfull now lads, and he would look out for them, these days the kid would probably say p...off to that notion.

Drivers are the same, no sense, we are all in a hurry and we are all guilty of bending the road laws at tImes and it takes somethIng tragic like this to make us think of our actions.

N
It pains me to say it, but I'm with you on this one Rhinestine.

There's a general "me me me" attitude in society and - as you know more than most - I prattle on incessantly about people taking personal responsibility for their own actions (or lack of action). Anything that goes wrong is always someone else's fault.

That aside, this sounds like a tragic accident, whomever wasn't concentrating. They must all be going through hell - the young lad, his family and the driver. I hope they all can get some semblance of a normal life back soon.
[quote][p][bold]rhinestine[/bold] wrote: I Think it's a case of people being fed up of society in general that produces some insensitive coments. I mean, it's not nice that the lad has been hit, and I hope he makes it ok, but as other posters have mentioned, the kids run accross the road prattling about daily, there seems to be no sense taught to kids today. In the old days you might of had a man say to some kids a out to cross the road, be carfull now lads, and he would look out for them, these days the kid would probably say p...off to that notion. Drivers are the same, no sense, we are all in a hurry and we are all guilty of bending the road laws at tImes and it takes somethIng tragic like this to make us think of our actions. N[/p][/quote]It pains me to say it, but I'm with you on this one Rhinestine. There's a general "me me me" attitude in society and - as you know more than most - I prattle on incessantly about people taking personal responsibility for their own actions (or lack of action). Anything that goes wrong is always someone else's fault. That aside, this sounds like a tragic accident, whomever wasn't concentrating. They must all be going through hell - the young lad, his family and the driver. I hope they all can get some semblance of a normal life back soon. Gareth
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6:04pm Fri 11 Jan 13

spice15 says...

Just have to say so glad the yound lad is ok and will recover, good to have a good news for a change, and all you whinging lot on this subject you too need to get a life!!!
Just have to say so glad the yound lad is ok and will recover, good to have a good news for a change, and all you whinging lot on this subject you too need to get a life!!! spice15
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9:12am Sat 12 Jan 13

kingta says...

I hope this young lad is ok, but the kids are a nightmare they just cross the road in front you and play chicken on this road when they come out of school i have had a few near misses on this road with the kids, and have rang the school, i also feel sorry for the driver.
I hope this young lad is ok, but the kids are a nightmare they just cross the road in front you and play chicken on this road when they come out of school i have had a few near misses on this road with the kids, and have rang the school, i also feel sorry for the driver. kingta
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10:47am Sat 12 Jan 13

newslover says...

i feel sorry not for him but for me i was their but i didn't see the car hit the boy and he was my friend, he was playing chicken and then he apparently done a backflip of the car or he done 1 in the middle of the road
i feel sorry not for him but for me i was their but i didn't see the car hit the boy and he was my friend, he was playing chicken and then he apparently done a backflip of the car or he done 1 in the middle of the road newslover
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10:50am Sat 12 Jan 13

newslover says...

fairyglitterbugs wrote:
Oh my gosh!This is absolutely heart breaking just an eleven year old coming home from school, I wonder what school he came from because my daughter attends a school and the people shown in the picture are wearing her uniform! That's Newport for you ..... T
i know what school he goes to, i go to school with him
[quote][p][bold]fairyglitterbugs[/bold] wrote: Oh my gosh!This is absolutely heart breaking just an eleven year old coming home from school, I wonder what school he came from because my daughter attends a school and the people shown in the picture are wearing her uniform! That's Newport for you ..... T[/p][/quote]i know what school he goes to, i go to school with him newslover
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2:15pm Sat 12 Jan 13

ed123123 says...

newslover wrote:
i feel sorry not for him but for me i was their but i didn't see the car hit the boy and he was my friend, he was playing chicken and then he apparently done a backflip of the car or he done 1 in the middle of the road
If you know this to be an actual fact ring 101 and tell the police.
If your just making comments for the sake of making comments then don't lie.call the police 101 they need witnesses
[quote][p][bold]newslover[/bold] wrote: i feel sorry not for him but for me i was their but i didn't see the car hit the boy and he was my friend, he was playing chicken and then he apparently done a backflip of the car or he done 1 in the middle of the road[/p][/quote]If you know this to be an actual fact ring 101 and tell the police. If your just making comments for the sake of making comments then don't lie.call the police 101 they need witnesses ed123123
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