Girl, 10, seriously injured in collision with car in Botley Road, Sholing, Southampton

Daily Echo: Girl seriously injured in collision with car Girl seriously injured in collision with car

A GIRL suffered serious injuries after she was struck by a car on a busy Southampton road.

The girl, who is believed to be ten years old, was in collision with the car on Botley Road, Sholing, outside Valentine Primary School.

Neighbours rushed to the scene to attend to the girl, who was playing with her friends when the accident happened.

An air ambulance was called and landed nearby but the girl was taken to Southampton General Hospital by road ambulance.

She is understood to have suffered multiple serious injuries but it is not clear last night if they were life-threatening.

The incident happened just after 11am yesterday. Botley Road was closed in both directions for a short period of time as paramedics treated the girl.

A resident from Botley Road, who did not want to be named, described the moment the car hit the girl.

He said: “I was on the phone at the time and I heard a loud bang and then heard a scream and I just knew someone had been knocked down.”

Police are investigating.

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8:00am Mon 9 Jun 14

Hestie-Booble says...

Poor little thing, wishing her a speedy recovery. We are so lucky to have the air ambulance, I try to support them financially as often as I can, total heroes :)
Poor little thing, wishing her a speedy recovery. We are so lucky to have the air ambulance, I try to support them financially as often as I can, total heroes :) Hestie-Booble
  • Score: 35

8:07am Mon 9 Jun 14

Kirsty666 says...

Hestie-Booble wrote:
Poor little thing, wishing her a speedy recovery. We are so lucky to have the air ambulance, I try to support them financially as often as I can, total heroes :)
Couldn't agree more
[quote][p][bold]Hestie-Booble[/bold] wrote: Poor little thing, wishing her a speedy recovery. We are so lucky to have the air ambulance, I try to support them financially as often as I can, total heroes :)[/p][/quote]Couldn't agree more Kirsty666
  • Score: 24

8:30am Mon 9 Jun 14

ellieh1986 says...

Need to put a proper crossing on this road especially right on top of the school. Its the 2nd child in a week that has been hit by a car there and the speed people go is stupid
Need to put a proper crossing on this road especially right on top of the school. Its the 2nd child in a week that has been hit by a car there and the speed people go is stupid ellieh1986
  • Score: 24

8:30am Mon 9 Jun 14

ellieh1986 says...

Hope she makes a full speedy recovery aswell xx
Hope she makes a full speedy recovery aswell xx ellieh1986
  • Score: 12

8:51am Mon 9 Jun 14

Littlemoog says...

I live right by this crossing. This is the SECOND child who has been knocked over THIS WEEK, at the same spot. I was was one if the neighbours on the scene afterwards too. She was helped immediately by two passer bus who administered first aid and were just fantastic with her. Thankfully, though her injuries are serious, she survived the accident.
I am sick to death of everybody using Botley road as a race track, at all hours of the day. From my garden I hear the cars and bikes accelerate past my house. I have seen cars over take on the crossing, as well as ignore the lollipop lady (who herself was injured on this crossing recently) I have spoken to the local councillors and John Denham, in the past, about putting in a proper zebra/pelican crossing by the school- but was told that there hadn't been enough fatalities to warrant one!! We have to wait for OUR children or members of OUR community to be fatality injured before we can have a safe place to cross, or any traffic calming measures. The speed limit actually increases at the same point as the crossing! Most schools have a 20 mile limit past them. Valentines have a 40! The council need to act now. This crossing and the speeding on Botley Road has been brought up by the community over and over again. Enough is enough.
I live right by this crossing. This is the SECOND child who has been knocked over THIS WEEK, at the same spot. I was was one if the neighbours on the scene afterwards too. She was helped immediately by two passer bus who administered first aid and were just fantastic with her. Thankfully, though her injuries are serious, she survived the accident. I am sick to death of everybody using Botley road as a race track, at all hours of the day. From my garden I hear the cars and bikes accelerate past my house. I have seen cars over take on the crossing, as well as ignore the lollipop lady (who herself was injured on this crossing recently) I have spoken to the local councillors and John Denham, in the past, about putting in a proper zebra/pelican crossing by the school- but was told that there hadn't been enough fatalities to warrant one!! We have to wait for OUR children or members of OUR community to be fatality injured before we can have a safe place to cross, or any traffic calming measures. The speed limit actually increases at the same point as the crossing! Most schools have a 20 mile limit past them. Valentines have a 40! The council need to act now. This crossing and the speeding on Botley Road has been brought up by the community over and over again. Enough is enough. Littlemoog
  • Score: 46

8:51am Mon 9 Jun 14

sue1956 says...

Why is it 40mph on that road?
Why is it 40mph on that road? sue1956
  • Score: 15

9:35am Mon 9 Jun 14

666sfc says...

sue1956 wrote:
Why is it 40mph on that road?
Because it's not a built up area. One side of the road being fields.
The 30mph limit is about 200 metres past the school travelling from Bursledon Rd to Portsmouth Rd when you enter the built up area.
[quote][p][bold]sue1956[/bold] wrote: Why is it 40mph on that road?[/p][/quote]Because it's not a built up area. One side of the road being fields. The 30mph limit is about 200 metres past the school travelling from Bursledon Rd to Portsmouth Rd when you enter the built up area. 666sfc
  • Score: 6

9:56am Mon 9 Jun 14

excusemoi says...

Please get better little girl.
Please get better little girl. excusemoi
  • Score: 9

10:07am Mon 9 Jun 14

small_voice says...

Wish the girl a speedy recovery.
It is not the 40 mph speed limit but the drivers who exceed it and drive within 2ft of the car in front. Maybe the Police can give up a night raising funds for their Christmas do on West Quay Road and target roads which are more residential and have a higher level of danger to pedestrians but would raise less funds. This road and also Newtown Road drivers using it as a race track.
Wish the girl a speedy recovery. It is not the 40 mph speed limit but the drivers who exceed it and drive within 2ft of the car in front. Maybe the Police can give up a night raising funds for their Christmas do on West Quay Road and target roads which are more residential and have a higher level of danger to pedestrians but would raise less funds. This road and also Newtown Road drivers using it as a race track. small_voice
  • Score: 12

10:58am Mon 9 Jun 14

Jonny Maths says...

I use this road often on my motor bike. I never exceed the speed limit. But,,, almost every time I am on that road there are others tearing around at 60mph.... its nice and straight so very easy for the police to set up a camera van. Why do they not ? because they would not catch as many people as they do in other cash cow ( and less dangerous ) roads like the hill towards the humble at Sarisbury Green. This is one of the most dangerous roads in Southampton for pedestrians imo. I hope she gets better very soon and PLEASE SSC take a look at this road.
I use this road often on my motor bike. I never exceed the speed limit. But,,, almost every time I am on that road there are others tearing around at 60mph.... its nice and straight so very easy for the police to set up a camera van. Why do they not ? because they would not catch as many people as they do in other cash cow ( and less dangerous ) roads like the hill towards the humble at Sarisbury Green. This is one of the most dangerous roads in Southampton for pedestrians imo. I hope she gets better very soon and PLEASE SSC take a look at this road. Jonny Maths
  • Score: 13

12:47pm Mon 9 Jun 14

Block41row0sfc says...

Littlemoog wrote:
I live right by this crossing. This is the SECOND child who has been knocked over THIS WEEK, at the same spot. I was was one if the neighbours on the scene afterwards too. She was helped immediately by two passer bus who administered first aid and were just fantastic with her. Thankfully, though her injuries are serious, she survived the accident.
I am sick to death of everybody using Botley road as a race track, at all hours of the day. From my garden I hear the cars and bikes accelerate past my house. I have seen cars over take on the crossing, as well as ignore the lollipop lady (who herself was injured on this crossing recently) I have spoken to the local councillors and John Denham, in the past, about putting in a proper zebra/pelican crossing by the school- but was told that there hadn't been enough fatalities to warrant one!! We have to wait for OUR children or members of OUR community to be fatality injured before we can have a safe place to cross, or any traffic calming measures. The speed limit actually increases at the same point as the crossing! Most schools have a 20 mile limit past them. Valentines have a 40! The council need to act now. This crossing and the speeding on Botley Road has been brought up by the community over and over again. Enough is enough.
Have a day off Mandela.

Hope the girl recovers speedy.
[quote][p][bold]Littlemoog[/bold] wrote: I live right by this crossing. This is the SECOND child who has been knocked over THIS WEEK, at the same spot. I was was one if the neighbours on the scene afterwards too. She was helped immediately by two passer bus who administered first aid and were just fantastic with her. Thankfully, though her injuries are serious, she survived the accident. I am sick to death of everybody using Botley road as a race track, at all hours of the day. From my garden I hear the cars and bikes accelerate past my house. I have seen cars over take on the crossing, as well as ignore the lollipop lady (who herself was injured on this crossing recently) I have spoken to the local councillors and John Denham, in the past, about putting in a proper zebra/pelican crossing by the school- but was told that there hadn't been enough fatalities to warrant one!! We have to wait for OUR children or members of OUR community to be fatality injured before we can have a safe place to cross, or any traffic calming measures. The speed limit actually increases at the same point as the crossing! Most schools have a 20 mile limit past them. Valentines have a 40! The council need to act now. This crossing and the speeding on Botley Road has been brought up by the community over and over again. Enough is enough.[/p][/quote]Have a day off Mandela. Hope the girl recovers speedy. Block41row0sfc
  • Score: -12

3:45pm Mon 9 Jun 14

downfader says...

666sfc wrote:
sue1956 wrote:
Why is it 40mph on that road?
Because it's not a built up area. One side of the road being fields.
The 30mph limit is about 200 metres past the school travelling from Bursledon Rd to Portsmouth Rd when you enter the built up area.
It used to be 60 iirc when I went there as a lad. Horrible road at the time. There also used to be crossing patrol people there, but being a sunday...

Its not that long a road either, so I dont know why they cant just simplify the limit there to 30 for the entire stretch. There are a lot of homes there now. Way, way more than 35 years ago.
[quote][p][bold]666sfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sue1956[/bold] wrote: Why is it 40mph on that road?[/p][/quote]Because it's not a built up area. One side of the road being fields. The 30mph limit is about 200 metres past the school travelling from Bursledon Rd to Portsmouth Rd when you enter the built up area.[/p][/quote]It used to be 60 iirc when I went there as a lad. Horrible road at the time. There also used to be crossing patrol people there, but being a sunday... Its not that long a road either, so I dont know why they cant just simplify the limit there to 30 for the entire stretch. There are a lot of homes there now. Way, way more than 35 years ago. downfader
  • Score: 4

9:56pm Mon 9 Jun 14

SholingBoy says...

Be good to raise at the next Police and Community Together (PACT) meeting for Sholing on 12th June.It will be held as normal at St Andrews Church at 19:00pm.
Be good to raise at the next Police and Community Together (PACT) meeting for Sholing on 12th June.It will be held as normal at St Andrews Church at 19:00pm. SholingBoy
  • Score: 2

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