View Full Version : Terrible accident at the school this morning

09-02-2012, 10:56 AM
This morning at the school we drop to and collect from a mother has been hit by a lorry. She ran into the road to push a child out of the way.

This has happened at the main road leading into the school where there was lots of childrens and their carers arriving for school.

My co-minder did the drop off this morning and said they held back from the scene so the children didnt witness the accident. Once the scene had been shielded form view they continued into school.

How horrible this has been for the people involved and all those witnessed. Not sure how the children are going to cope as I'm sure atleast 80% of the school is going to know what has happened.

This has made me wanna make sure even more now though that the children I collect and drop off hold my hand or the pushchair. Its pretty scary just to think about it. I hope also that the local council will rethink about the safety of children around the entrance to the school. Funding was dropped for a lollypop lady. The school is in a close and it isnt obvious there is a school there at all. I also hope road safety is taught in schools so that something like this can maybe prevented in the future.

09-02-2012, 10:58 AM
Didn't want to read and run - what a horrible thing to happen. Everyone must be so shaken up -sending you big hugs xxx

09-02-2012, 10:58 AM
Oh gosh that is awful. I do hope you hear some good news x

09-02-2012, 11:00 AM
Hope everyone involved is ok, very scary for any witnesses

09-02-2012, 11:08 AM
How awful. Unfortunately it often takes something horrible to happen for any action to be taken.

Do you know how the mum is doing?

Cammie Doodle
09-02-2012, 11:16 AM
How awful for everyone concerned.

09-02-2012, 11:23 AM
This is terrible news - and unfortunatley any one of us could be involved in something like this - considering the speed of traffic and the numbers of cars about at school drop off and pick up times.

I hope there is some good news about the mum soon.

I am sure by the time they come home your mindees are going to know all about it (even though your co minder protected them from seeing to much) as I am sure those that did see things will be very shocked and will need to talk about it.


Baildon bears
09-02-2012, 11:23 AM
Ow how horrible, hopefully she wont be hurt that much, but if it had been the child it could of been fatel, hope shes ok, what a brave women.

The Juggler
09-02-2012, 11:58 AM
omg hon. how awful. i hope there is good news on the women who saved the child :(

09-02-2012, 12:12 PM
No news yet

I think there is going to be a lot of questions from the children after school.

09-02-2012, 12:23 PM
oh no thats awful :( hope the mum is ok xx

09-02-2012, 12:29 PM
Was this in chichester?

09-02-2012, 12:31 PM
How awful for them all :(

Hope that mum is ok?

09-02-2012, 12:32 PM
Have just heard through facebook friends she was airlifted to hospital :panic:

09-02-2012, 01:08 PM
Have just heard through facebook friends she was airlifted to hospital :panic:

Yes Chichester. Updates say she is in a stable condition with leg injuries. Hoping she is ok. Must have been terrible for all those involved and the witnesses to this terrible accident.

09-02-2012, 01:19 PM
Yes Chichester. Updates say she is in a stable condition with leg injuries. Hoping she is ok. Must have been terrible for all those involved and the witnesses to this terrible accident.

Just glad it wasnt more serious x

09-02-2012, 01:21 PM
You must be very shaken up, :group hug: what an awful thing for everyone connected to her and the school.

What a brave woman. Doesn't bear thinking about what the injuries would have been to the child she pushed out of the way :(

Hope she makes a full recovery, bless her.

09-02-2012, 01:28 PM
Oh my goodness what an awful thing to happen. I hope the woman will be ok.

Our council has stopped most funding for Lollypop persons - we have 2 schools, a junior and an infants opposite each other, we used to have 2 lollypop people but no more and we really need them back!

09-02-2012, 03:01 PM
how awful, hope ur ok

09-02-2012, 03:30 PM
I saw on newspaper site that she was dragged along under lorry and had to be rescued from underneath it. Serious but not life threatening leg injuries

09-02-2012, 03:34 PM
Oh no, lets hope she is going to be ok

09-02-2012, 06:28 PM
What a brave woman. Brings tears to my eyes just to think what the poor children must have seen and be going through. Really hope her kiddies had been dropped off at school first and didnt see anything

09-02-2012, 06:35 PM
Just seen it on our national news, roads open again too, scarey when you only live minutes away :(

09-02-2012, 06:50 PM
What a terrible thing to happen - and what a brave woman! So relieving to hear she is stable. I am sure you will have lots of talking to do with the children.


09-02-2012, 06:58 PM
How horrible :( Hope she is ok.

Jodie x

betty boop
09-02-2012, 09:06 PM
Thats awfull hope she ok

10-02-2012, 09:20 AM
It was very quiet up the school yesterday when I went too collect. I think it had shaken everyone. Parents were holding their childrens hands or telling them to stay close.

The children didnt really say a lot and we didnt ask the children aboout it.

I have heard that the mum may lose her leg which is so sad.

10-02-2012, 10:20 PM
Poor brave lady!

You probably should ask the children how they feel about it though. They're going to need some support to deal with something as scary as that.