Schoolgirl killed in car crash

Daily Echo: Schoolgirl killed in car crash Schoolgirl killed in car crash

A SCHOOLGIRL has died and a teenager is fighting for his life in a Hampshire hospital after a car crash.

The 14-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene of a two-car collision at around 3pm today (Jan 2).

She had been a passenger in a red Renault Clio which collided with a silver Renault Megane.

The 18-year-old male driver of the Clio was airlifted to Southampton General Hospital with life-threatening injuries, along with another passenger, a 13-year-old girl, who suffered serious injuries.

It took place at Mersley Down on the Isle of Wight and the road was closed for several hours while police investigated.

The driver of the Megane, a 67-year-old man, was treated for minor injuries at St Mary’s Hospital, Newport, but his wife, who was in the front passenger seat, is at the same hospital after sustaining serious injuries.

Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the crash to contact the Road Death Investigation team at Eastleigh on 101 quoting Operation Mohite.

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10:08pm Thu 2 Jan 14

thesouth says...

Horrific. Very sad
Horrific. Very sad thesouth

10:14pm Thu 2 Jan 14

Kyoboshi says...

My heart goes out to the parents. So very tragic
My heart goes out to the parents. So very tragic Kyoboshi

11:12pm Thu 2 Jan 14

dolomiteman says...

Kyoboshi wrote:
My heart goes out to the parents. So very tragic
And from me too.

Please Echo editor have a heart ort at least pretend to have one and overlook you revenue steam by not allowing comments on these incidents and others tragedies before the usual idiots come along and cause upset to the family and friends with their comments.


Hope the girl makes a full recovery and sympathies to the family and friends of all involved.
[quote][p][bold]Kyoboshi[/bold] wrote: My heart goes out to the parents. So very tragic[/p][/quote]And from me too. Please Echo editor have a heart ort at least pretend to have one and overlook you revenue steam by not allowing comments on these incidents and others tragedies before the usual idiots come along and cause upset to the family and friends with their comments. Hope the girl makes a full recovery and sympathies to the family and friends of all involved. dolomiteman

6:07am Fri 3 Jan 14

Roy Allen says...

Jaaaa, the tragic consequences of teen drivers.

I put 95% bet that the driver was not driving to the conditions or that alcohol/drugs played a role..... Driving is not like a Play station game, that if you screw up, you simply re-boot and start a new game.

The consequences of poor driving - like death - are for keeps.

All novice drivers should spend one weekend at the casualty section of a major hospital and another weekend washing bodies at a mortuary,

(West Australian driving coach.)
Jaaaa, the tragic consequences of teen drivers. I put 95% bet that the driver was not driving to the conditions or that alcohol/drugs played a role..... Driving is not like a Play station game, that if you screw up, you simply re-boot and start a new game. The consequences of poor driving - like death - are for keeps. All novice drivers should spend one weekend at the casualty section of a major hospital and another weekend washing bodies at a mortuary, (West Australian driving coach.) Roy Allen

7:43am Fri 3 Jan 14

jinx26 says...

you can't automatically blame the teenage driver for what has happened, he may have been driving in a perfectly normal way without blame, i live on the isle of wight and know this particular junction well, its one small road coming up from a very steep hill onto a very fast and busy down hill main road, its difficult to see approaching traffic when exiting the junction, sometimes tragic accidents just happen, lets not assume the younger lad was to blame.
rest in peace little girl, i hope everyone else make a full recovery.
you can't automatically blame the teenage driver for what has happened, he may have been driving in a perfectly normal way without blame, i live on the isle of wight and know this particular junction well, its one small road coming up from a very steep hill onto a very fast and busy down hill main road, its difficult to see approaching traffic when exiting the junction, sometimes tragic accidents just happen, lets not assume the younger lad was to blame. rest in peace little girl, i hope everyone else make a full recovery. jinx26

2:06pm Fri 3 Jan 14

Roy Allen says...

Jinkx26, on a point of order, the following:

* The term 'accident' is exculpatory - like when the condom breaks... When two vehicles collide, the correct term is a 'crash' - because somebody screwed up! It has bugger all to do with bad luck, and everything to do with bad judgement.

* I bow to your superior knowledge of the specific intersection in question. However if it is so bloody dangerous, then surely common sense calls for a driver to treat it as a stop street and then, if one's vision is still partially obscured, to crawl forward slowly, until one can see that it is safe to enter the junction. In Australia and most other parts of the world, we call this DEFENSIVE DRIVING! Which if practiced conscientiously and consistently will keep one out of 97% of road incidents, even if it is the other driver's fault!

It is not my aim to sound off like a smart-arse, but most of the posts on this blog are meaningless platitudes of "shame" and "get well soon" which will be repeated Ad infinitum after all future road crashes. Whereas I am proposing a SOLUTION to the problem.

However, like most other things in life, it costs application/focus and a little money. Also, like other 'medicines' it is often unpalatable as well.

Please don't shoot the messenger.
Jinkx26, on a point of order, the following: * The term 'accident' is exculpatory - like when the condom breaks... When two vehicles collide, the correct term is a 'crash' - because somebody screwed up! It has bugger all to do with bad luck, and everything to do with bad judgement. * I bow to your superior knowledge of the specific intersection in question. However if it is so bloody dangerous, then surely common sense calls for a driver to treat it as a stop street and then, if one's vision is still partially obscured, to crawl forward slowly, until one can see that it is safe to enter the junction. In Australia and most other parts of the world, we call this DEFENSIVE DRIVING! Which if practiced conscientiously and consistently will keep one out of 97% of road incidents, even if it is the other driver's fault! It is not my aim to sound off like a smart-arse, but most of the posts on this blog are meaningless platitudes of "shame" and "get well soon" which will be repeated Ad infinitum after all future road crashes. Whereas I am proposing a SOLUTION to the problem. However, like most other things in life, it costs application/focus and a little money. Also, like other 'medicines' it is often unpalatable as well. Please don't shoot the messenger. Roy Allen

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