UPDATED 4.30pm: Children hit by car outside school

Essex County Standard: Child hit by car outside school Child hit by car outside school

Two brothers have been rushed to hospital after being struck by a car outside their school.

Both have suffered potentially serious but not life-threatening injuries after being hit on a pedestrian crossing outside Myland County Primary School on Mill Road, Colchester.

One of the boys is believed to be 11-years-old.

Two ambulances and a rapid response car are at the scene.

The Essex air ambulance was called but did not land as it was not needed.

Police are appealing for information after a 28-year-old woman driving a silver Mercedes B200 struck the brothers at about 3.25pm today.

PC Tim Coe said: “We would like to speak to any witnesses to the crash we have not yet spoken to. Two schoolchildren were struck by the car and have been taken by ambulance to Colchester General Hospital.

“Enquires are ongoing and we are still investigating the circumstances of what happened.”

Anyone with information should call PC Coe at Stanway Road Policing Unit on 101.

The road reopened at 4.25pm.

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2:38am Wed 5 Mar 14

gizabreak says...

Best wishes to both of these little boys for a speedy recovery. And thoughts go out for their mum x
Best wishes to both of these little boys for a speedy recovery. And thoughts go out for their mum x gizabreak
  • Score: 18

9:14am Wed 5 Mar 14

totallyfootball says...

I drive down there a lot and when pick up time comes there are cars all along both sides and the side roads and I have seen drivers doing silly speeds to make the gaps before cars come the other way. The only thing to do is ban parking at these pick up times. Its a catchment school for the area, so parents should walk to collect their children, it may keep them fit and their children healthier? This accident has been on the cards for ages, speedy recovery to the boys, lessons to be learnt all round!
I drive down there a lot and when pick up time comes there are cars all along both sides and the side roads and I have seen drivers doing silly speeds to make the gaps before cars come the other way. The only thing to do is ban parking at these pick up times. Its a catchment school for the area, so parents should walk to collect their children, it may keep them fit and their children healthier? This accident has been on the cards for ages, speedy recovery to the boys, lessons to be learnt all round! totallyfootball
  • Score: 11

9:42am Wed 5 Mar 14

keith_l says...

A report on another website said that the Mercedes was struck by a Mini immediately before the accident, and that the Merc driver was on her phone.
A report on another website said that the Mercedes was struck by a Mini immediately before the accident, and that the Merc driver was on her phone. keith_l
  • Score: -3

10:33am Wed 5 Mar 14

Lord Newbold says...

First, may I say I hope the brothers were only shook up? The fact the helicopter did not need to land was an excellent sign that any injuries were not serious.
I do not reside in the Colchester area; however, throughout the UK we have a silly mentality that we must drive our children to and from school. I have no doubt, that some children may have to travel some distance to school and private transport is one of the methods to overcome the travelling. A thing that has puzzled me. Is why do parents have park so near to the school that their presence causes a danger within the school area? The authorities try to protect the safety of children when arriving and vacating school. Parking should be a distance of 440 yards minimum from the school entrance and egress points. With the only exception being deliveries to the school
First, may I say I hope the brothers were only shook up? The fact the helicopter did not need to land was an excellent sign that any injuries were not serious. I do not reside in the Colchester area; however, throughout the UK we have a silly mentality that we must drive our children to and from school. I have no doubt, that some children may have to travel some distance to school and private transport is one of the methods to overcome the travelling. A thing that has puzzled me. Is why do parents have park so near to the school that their presence causes a danger within the school area? The authorities try to protect the safety of children when arriving and vacating school. Parking should be a distance of 440 yards minimum from the school entrance and egress points. With the only exception being deliveries to the school Lord Newbold
  • Score: 12

8:00pm Wed 5 Mar 14

jut1972 says...

keith_l wrote:
A report on another website said that the Mercedes was struck by a Mini immediately before the accident, and that the Merc driver was on her phone.
Please provide a link because that's nonsense.

(I was there).
[quote][p][bold]keith_l[/bold] wrote: A report on another website said that the Mercedes was struck by a Mini immediately before the accident, and that the Merc driver was on her phone.[/p][/quote]Please provide a link because that's nonsense. (I was there). jut1972
  • Score: -1

12:43am Thu 6 Mar 14

toadytoad says...

Luckily both boys didn't receive life threatening injuries but the ones they do have are serious enough. People that drive cars are considered adults so banning cars wouldn't be the answer just using your brain cells should be enough. Schools are clearly marked and visible so you slow down and be more aware of your surroundings its that simple. I do however feel that every school should have a crossing patrol as an extra safety measure. No parent should receive the news that their children have been hit by car, especially when they were doing the right thing and were on a zebra crossing with an adult. What's happened to common sense now days?
Luckily both boys didn't receive life threatening injuries but the ones they do have are serious enough. People that drive cars are considered adults so banning cars wouldn't be the answer just using your brain cells should be enough. Schools are clearly marked and visible so you slow down and be more aware of your surroundings its that simple. I do however feel that every school should have a crossing patrol as an extra safety measure. No parent should receive the news that their children have been hit by car, especially when they were doing the right thing and were on a zebra crossing with an adult. What's happened to common sense now days? toadytoad
  • Score: 11

3:57pm Thu 6 Mar 14

Misty4 says...

totallyfootball wrote:
I drive down there a lot and when pick up time comes there are cars all along both sides and the side roads and I have seen drivers doing silly speeds to make the gaps before cars come the other way. The only thing to do is ban parking at these pick up times. Its a catchment school for the area, so parents should walk to collect their children, it may keep them fit and their children healthier? This accident has been on the cards for ages, speedy recovery to the boys, lessons to be learnt all round!
"Its a catchment school for the area, so parents should walk to collect their children, it may keep them fit and their children healthier?" ------------ Your post doesn't make a lot of sense in terms of if the boys had NOT been walking but had been in a car they would not have been hit by one.
[quote][p][bold]totallyfootball[/bold] wrote: I drive down there a lot and when pick up time comes there are cars all along both sides and the side roads and I have seen drivers doing silly speeds to make the gaps before cars come the other way. The only thing to do is ban parking at these pick up times. Its a catchment school for the area, so parents should walk to collect their children, it may keep them fit and their children healthier? This accident has been on the cards for ages, speedy recovery to the boys, lessons to be learnt all round![/p][/quote]"Its a catchment school for the area, so parents should walk to collect their children, it may keep them fit and their children healthier?" ------------ Your post doesn't make a lot of sense in terms of if the boys had NOT been walking but had been in a car they would not have been hit by one. Misty4
  • Score: 0

4:06pm Thu 6 Mar 14

totallyfootball says...

Misty4 wrote:
totallyfootball wrote:
I drive down there a lot and when pick up time comes there are cars all along both sides and the side roads and I have seen drivers doing silly speeds to make the gaps before cars come the other way. The only thing to do is ban parking at these pick up times. Its a catchment school for the area, so parents should walk to collect their children, it may keep them fit and their children healthier? This accident has been on the cards for ages, speedy recovery to the boys, lessons to be learnt all round!
"Its a catchment school for the area, so parents should walk to collect their children, it may keep them fit and their children healthier?" ------------ Your post doesn't make a lot of sense in terms of if the boys had NOT been walking but had been in a car they would not have been hit by one.
Yeah sorry Misty generalizing a little maybe? But if you read it again you will see that I started off by mentioning the amount of parked cars, irrelevant whether they were walking or in a car, its the erratic behaviour of the drivers trying to get through that would at some point result in some sort of casualty as it has! I hope that I have made it a little clearer for you on what I meant?
[quote][p][bold]Misty4[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]totallyfootball[/bold] wrote: I drive down there a lot and when pick up time comes there are cars all along both sides and the side roads and I have seen drivers doing silly speeds to make the gaps before cars come the other way. The only thing to do is ban parking at these pick up times. Its a catchment school for the area, so parents should walk to collect their children, it may keep them fit and their children healthier? This accident has been on the cards for ages, speedy recovery to the boys, lessons to be learnt all round![/p][/quote]"Its a catchment school for the area, so parents should walk to collect their children, it may keep them fit and their children healthier?" ------------ Your post doesn't make a lot of sense in terms of if the boys had NOT been walking but had been in a car they would not have been hit by one.[/p][/quote]Yeah sorry Misty generalizing a little maybe? But if you read it again you will see that I started off by mentioning the amount of parked cars, irrelevant whether they were walking or in a car, its the erratic behaviour of the drivers trying to get through that would at some point result in some sort of casualty as it has! I hope that I have made it a little clearer for you on what I meant? totallyfootball
  • Score: 1

9:17pm Fri 7 Mar 14

colcestrian says...

The driver of the Mercedes happens to be a Metropolitan Police officer, so the paper sais, now that makes it even more inexcusable that the accident occurred especially when the boys were on the Zebra crossing ! What's the betting that no further action will be taken against the driver !
The driver of the Mercedes happens to be a Metropolitan Police officer, so the paper sais, now that makes it even more inexcusable that the accident occurred especially when the boys were on the Zebra crossing ! What's the betting that no further action will be taken against the driver ! colcestrian
  • Score: 1

9:57am Sat 8 Mar 14

A Very Private Gentleman says...

colcestrian wrote:
The driver of the Mercedes happens to be a Metropolitan Police officer, so the paper sais, now that makes it even more inexcusable that the accident occurred especially when the boys were on the Zebra crossing ! What's the betting that no further action will be taken against the driver !
There was no mention in this article or the other corresponding piece of any Police Person being involved on or off duty in this incident, can you enlighten us further with your insights?
As for spelling and reporting this is typical of the alcopops wine bar mentality of the young today, so please do not expect any attention to detail.
What I make of this is:
1. Women drivers again!
2. Women drivers, driving flashy big cars they cannot handle showing off:
3. Insecure and over defensive snobbish people driving bigger cars thinking that they are safe (That remark also applies to yummy mummies driving Chelsea Tractors):
There is no mention of this alleged assailant being named or apprehended by Police (Which by the way does not surprise me with the current bunch we have been lumbered here with in sunny Colchester):
My sincere thoughts with the family of the two injured young gentlemen I have children myself albeit much larger now.
Yes I would like clarity whether the children were struck by this idiot in another vehicle, or were they run over on a pavement?
Either way hit run offences which this case appears to denote are very serious and should this have been an off duty member of a Police Service even more so.
I think the words ROAD CRAFT Advanced Driving Training comes to mind here.
On a final note UndergroundOvergroun
d or really (Justice79)? can now take over with the usual vitriolic and bitter response. (By the way it is more than 100 words on this occasion)
Jack Edward Clarke:
[quote][p][bold]colcestrian[/bold] wrote: The driver of the Mercedes happens to be a Metropolitan Police officer, so the paper sais, now that makes it even more inexcusable that the accident occurred especially when the boys were on the Zebra crossing ! What's the betting that no further action will be taken against the driver ![/p][/quote]There was no mention in this article or the other corresponding piece of any Police Person being involved on or off duty in this incident, can you enlighten us further with your insights? As for spelling and reporting this is typical of the alcopops wine bar mentality of the young today, so please do not expect any attention to detail. What I make of this is: 1. Women drivers again! 2. Women drivers, driving flashy big cars they cannot handle showing off: 3. Insecure and over defensive snobbish people driving bigger cars thinking that they are safe (That remark also applies to yummy mummies driving Chelsea Tractors): There is no mention of this alleged assailant being named or apprehended by Police (Which by the way does not surprise me with the current bunch we have been lumbered here with in sunny Colchester): My sincere thoughts with the family of the two injured young gentlemen I have children myself albeit much larger now. Yes I would like clarity whether the children were struck by this idiot in another vehicle, or were they run over on a pavement? Either way hit run offences which this case appears to denote are very serious and should this have been an off duty member of a Police Service even more so. I think the words ROAD CRAFT Advanced Driving Training comes to mind here. On a final note UndergroundOvergroun d or really (Justice79)? can now take over with the usual vitriolic and bitter response. (By the way it is more than 100 words on this occasion) Jack Edward Clarke: A Very Private Gentleman
  • Score: 1

1:58pm Sat 8 Mar 14

colcestrian says...

A Very Private Gentleman wrote:
colcestrian wrote:
The driver of the Mercedes happens to be a Metropolitan Police officer, so the paper sais, now that makes it even more inexcusable that the accident occurred especially when the boys were on the Zebra crossing ! What's the betting that no further action will be taken against the driver !
There was no mention in this article or the other corresponding piece of any Police Person being involved on or off duty in this incident, can you enlighten us further with your insights?
As for spelling and reporting this is typical of the alcopops wine bar mentality of the young today, so please do not expect any attention to detail.
What I make of this is:
1. Women drivers again!
2. Women drivers, driving flashy big cars they cannot handle showing off:
3. Insecure and over defensive snobbish people driving bigger cars thinking that they are safe (That remark also applies to yummy mummies driving Chelsea Tractors):
There is no mention of this alleged assailant being named or apprehended by Police (Which by the way does not surprise me with the current bunch we have been lumbered here with in sunny Colchester):
My sincere thoughts with the family of the two injured young gentlemen I have children myself albeit much larger now.
Yes I would like clarity whether the children were struck by this idiot in another vehicle, or were they run over on a pavement?
Either way hit run offences which this case appears to denote are very serious and should this have been an off duty member of a Police Service even more so.
I think the words ROAD CRAFT Advanced Driving Training comes to mind here.
On a final note UndergroundOvergroun

d or really (Justice79)? can now take over with the usual vitriolic and bitter response. (By the way it is more than 100 words on this occasion)
Jack Edward Clarke:
The actual printed version of this story states the driver was a female Metropolitan Police officer who lives in Colchester
[quote][p][bold]A Very Private Gentleman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]colcestrian[/bold] wrote: The driver of the Mercedes happens to be a Metropolitan Police officer, so the paper sais, now that makes it even more inexcusable that the accident occurred especially when the boys were on the Zebra crossing ! What's the betting that no further action will be taken against the driver ![/p][/quote]There was no mention in this article or the other corresponding piece of any Police Person being involved on or off duty in this incident, can you enlighten us further with your insights? As for spelling and reporting this is typical of the alcopops wine bar mentality of the young today, so please do not expect any attention to detail. What I make of this is: 1. Women drivers again! 2. Women drivers, driving flashy big cars they cannot handle showing off: 3. Insecure and over defensive snobbish people driving bigger cars thinking that they are safe (That remark also applies to yummy mummies driving Chelsea Tractors): There is no mention of this alleged assailant being named or apprehended by Police (Which by the way does not surprise me with the current bunch we have been lumbered here with in sunny Colchester): My sincere thoughts with the family of the two injured young gentlemen I have children myself albeit much larger now. Yes I would like clarity whether the children were struck by this idiot in another vehicle, or were they run over on a pavement? Either way hit run offences which this case appears to denote are very serious and should this have been an off duty member of a Police Service even more so. I think the words ROAD CRAFT Advanced Driving Training comes to mind here. On a final note UndergroundOvergroun d or really (Justice79)? can now take over with the usual vitriolic and bitter response. (By the way it is more than 100 words on this occasion) Jack Edward Clarke:[/p][/quote]The actual printed version of this story states the driver was a female Metropolitan Police officer who lives in Colchester colcestrian
  • Score: 2

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