Ten year-old boy hit by car on Ringwood Road in Totton

Daily Echo: Boy hit by car Boy hit by car

A BUSY Hampshire road was closed after a ten-year-old boy was hit by a car.

The youngster collided with a car at 3.46pm this afternoon along Ringwood Road, in Totton.

He suffered a broken leg and has been taken to Southampton General Hospital for treatment. The 25-year-old driver of the car was unharmed.

The road was closed from the junction with Maynard Road, close to the Esso garage on the roundabout, to the junction with Bagber Road. It was re-opened just after 6pm, police said.

Officers are appealing for any witnesses who may have ssen the collision to contact PC Jonathan Dove, at the Totton Roads Policing Unit on 101.

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8:23pm Wed 26 Sep 12

BenjiWinsor says...

There needs to be a crossing near to the Esso roundabout, it's hair raising trying to cross there for an adult let alone a child.
Wishing him a speedy recovery.
There needs to be a crossing near to the Esso roundabout, it's hair raising trying to cross there for an adult let alone a child. Wishing him a speedy recovery. BenjiWinsor
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9:41pm Wed 26 Sep 12

S Pance says...

It is a dangerous portion of road but this is exacerbated by drivers exceeding the speed limit!

Excessive speed seems to be rife in Totton compared to other areas which is strange as it's home to the roads policing unit and I have complaned about it numerous times but nothing gets done.

I sincerely wish the boy a full and speedy recovery.
It is a dangerous portion of road but this is exacerbated by drivers exceeding the speed limit! Excessive speed seems to be rife in Totton compared to other areas which is strange as it's home to the roads policing unit and I have complaned about it numerous times but nothing gets done. I sincerely wish the boy a full and speedy recovery. S Pance
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10:02pm Wed 26 Sep 12

C2OPPY says...

How can you pass judgement on speed when you weren't there ???
its prob 50-100 yards from the round about if the car had been leaving totton the car could of been in as low as 2nd gear after exiting on to ringwood rd.
I have an 11 year old son and know who would of more likely to of been at fault
hope he makes a speedy recovery non the less
How can you pass judgement on speed when you weren't there ??? its prob 50-100 yards from the round about if the car had been leaving totton the car could of been in as low as 2nd gear after exiting on to ringwood rd. I have an 11 year old son and know who would of more likely to of been at fault hope he makes a speedy recovery non the less C2OPPY
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5:51am Thu 27 Sep 12

BenjiWinsor says...

I cross the road regularly by the scout hut over to Esso garage next to the roundabout and it's lethal, cars whizz round the roundabout far too fast not thinking about pedestrians crossing. As a pedestrian it is not possible to see the cars coming from Totton centre and turning into Maynard Road until they are upon you and if they go at speed (which they do!) it's very dangerous. There badly needs to be crossings here.
I cross the road regularly by the scout hut over to Esso garage next to the roundabout and it's lethal, cars whizz round the roundabout far too fast not thinking about pedestrians crossing. As a pedestrian it is not possible to see the cars coming from Totton centre and turning into Maynard Road until they are upon you and if they go at speed (which they do!) it's very dangerous. There badly needs to be crossings here. BenjiWinsor
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6:14am Thu 27 Sep 12

WHITEE1987 says...

BenjiWinsor wrote:
I cross the road regularly by the scout hut over to Esso garage next to the roundabout and it's lethal, cars whizz round the roundabout far too fast not thinking about pedestrians crossing. As a pedestrian it is not possible to see the cars coming from Totton centre and turning into Maynard Road until they are upon you and if they go at speed (which they do!) it's very dangerous. There badly needs to be crossings here.
Or you know you could just wait for a big enough gap. It is a road afterall not a pavement. Why is it always the drivers fault. We get gip from cyclists and pedestrians all the time.
[quote][p][bold]BenjiWinsor[/bold] wrote: I cross the road regularly by the scout hut over to Esso garage next to the roundabout and it's lethal, cars whizz round the roundabout far too fast not thinking about pedestrians crossing. As a pedestrian it is not possible to see the cars coming from Totton centre and turning into Maynard Road until they are upon you and if they go at speed (which they do!) it's very dangerous. There badly needs to be crossings here.[/p][/quote]Or you know you could just wait for a big enough gap. It is a road afterall not a pavement. Why is it always the drivers fault. We get gip from cyclists and pedestrians all the time. WHITEE1987
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6:53am Thu 27 Sep 12

downfader says...

WHITEE1987 wrote:
BenjiWinsor wrote:
I cross the road regularly by the scout hut over to Esso garage next to the roundabout and it's lethal, cars whizz round the roundabout far too fast not thinking about pedestrians crossing. As a pedestrian it is not possible to see the cars coming from Totton centre and turning into Maynard Road until they are upon you and if they go at speed (which they do!) it's very dangerous. There badly needs to be crossings here.
Or you know you could just wait for a big enough gap. It is a road afterall not a pavement. Why is it always the drivers fault. We get gip from cyclists and pedestrians all the time.
If you havent figured why you're getting "gip" then possibly you're doing something wrong.

And no, its not always the drivers fault, but the fact is the whole section of road infrastructure from Millbrook to Totton IS treated like an intercity motorway. Drivers are certainly complicating the issues.
[quote][p][bold]WHITEE1987[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BenjiWinsor[/bold] wrote: I cross the road regularly by the scout hut over to Esso garage next to the roundabout and it's lethal, cars whizz round the roundabout far too fast not thinking about pedestrians crossing. As a pedestrian it is not possible to see the cars coming from Totton centre and turning into Maynard Road until they are upon you and if they go at speed (which they do!) it's very dangerous. There badly needs to be crossings here.[/p][/quote]Or you know you could just wait for a big enough gap. It is a road afterall not a pavement. Why is it always the drivers fault. We get gip from cyclists and pedestrians all the time.[/p][/quote]If you havent figured why you're getting "gip" then possibly you're doing something wrong. And no, its not always the drivers fault, but the fact is the whole section of road infrastructure from Millbrook to Totton IS treated like an intercity motorway. Drivers are certainly complicating the issues. downfader
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6:57am Thu 27 Sep 12

good-gosh says...

Totton's narrow busy "horse and cart" streets should be restricted to 15mph.
Totton's narrow busy "horse and cart" streets should be restricted to 15mph. good-gosh
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7:03am Thu 27 Sep 12

hayley1991 says...

i hope the boy makes a full recovery x
i hope the boy makes a full recovery x hayley1991
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8:16am Thu 27 Sep 12

Georgem says...

C2OPPY wrote:
How can you pass judgement on speed when you weren't there ???
its prob 50-100 yards from the round about if the car had been leaving totton the car could of been in as low as 2nd gear after exiting on to ringwood rd.
I have an 11 year old son and know who would of more likely to of been at fault
hope he makes a speedy recovery non the less
You must be new here. The average Echo reader has amazing psychic abilities, they can always tell exactly who is to blame in any situation. Pub burns down? It's always an insurance fraud. Sexual assault? Dole-scrounging illegal immigrant? Car crash? The idiotic drunk, illegal immigrant driver was probably high on drugs and speeding. Whilst committing benefit fraud.

It's uncanny.
[quote][p][bold]C2OPPY[/bold] wrote: How can you pass judgement on speed when you weren't there ??? its prob 50-100 yards from the round about if the car had been leaving totton the car could of been in as low as 2nd gear after exiting on to ringwood rd. I have an 11 year old son and know who would of more likely to of been at fault hope he makes a speedy recovery non the less[/p][/quote]You must be new here. The average Echo reader has amazing psychic abilities, they can always tell exactly who is to blame in any situation. Pub burns down? It's always an insurance fraud. Sexual assault? Dole-scrounging illegal immigrant? Car crash? The idiotic drunk, illegal immigrant driver was probably high on drugs and speeding. Whilst committing benefit fraud. It's uncanny. Georgem
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8:19am Thu 27 Sep 12

solomum says...

WHITEE1987 wrote:
BenjiWinsor wrote:
I cross the road regularly by the scout hut over to Esso garage next to the roundabout and it's lethal, cars whizz round the roundabout far too fast not thinking about pedestrians crossing. As a pedestrian it is not possible to see the cars coming from Totton centre and turning into Maynard Road until they are upon you and if they go at speed (which they do!) it's very dangerous. There badly needs to be crossings here.
Or you know you could just wait for a big enough gap. It is a road afterall not a pavement. Why is it always the drivers fault. We get gip from cyclists and pedestrians all the time.
No one is saying it is the drivers fault, just that there needs to be a crossing there. School children use this road daily and as they are children they think like children and do not understand the speed of the cars. The sheer amount of cars on the road coupled with the speed at even 20 miles an hour makes this a very dangerous place for children to cross. I hope that the little boy and the car driver recover from this very quickly.
[quote][p][bold]WHITEE1987[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BenjiWinsor[/bold] wrote: I cross the road regularly by the scout hut over to Esso garage next to the roundabout and it's lethal, cars whizz round the roundabout far too fast not thinking about pedestrians crossing. As a pedestrian it is not possible to see the cars coming from Totton centre and turning into Maynard Road until they are upon you and if they go at speed (which they do!) it's very dangerous. There badly needs to be crossings here.[/p][/quote]Or you know you could just wait for a big enough gap. It is a road afterall not a pavement. Why is it always the drivers fault. We get gip from cyclists and pedestrians all the time.[/p][/quote]No one is saying it is the drivers fault, just that there needs to be a crossing there. School children use this road daily and as they are children they think like children and do not understand the speed of the cars. The sheer amount of cars on the road coupled with the speed at even 20 miles an hour makes this a very dangerous place for children to cross. I hope that the little boy and the car driver recover from this very quickly. solomum
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8:58am Thu 27 Sep 12

Torchie1 says...

solomum wrote:
WHITEE1987 wrote:
BenjiWinsor wrote:
I cross the road regularly by the scout hut over to Esso garage next to the roundabout and it's lethal, cars whizz round the roundabout far too fast not thinking about pedestrians crossing. As a pedestrian it is not possible to see the cars coming from Totton centre and turning into Maynard Road until they are upon you and if they go at speed (which they do!) it's very dangerous. There badly needs to be crossings here.
Or you know you could just wait for a big enough gap. It is a road afterall not a pavement. Why is it always the drivers fault. We get gip from cyclists and pedestrians all the time.
No one is saying it is the drivers fault, just that there needs to be a crossing there. School children use this road daily and as they are children they think like children and do not understand the speed of the cars. The sheer amount of cars on the road coupled with the speed at even 20 miles an hour makes this a very dangerous place for children to cross. I hope that the little boy and the car driver recover from this very quickly.
If your child is thinking about traffic 'like a child' it is your duty as a responsible parent to ensure they understand the danger before you let them wander out of your sight. Is it asking too much to tell pedestrians to walk a bit further away from the roundabout so that they can see approaching traffic or are is the taxpayer going to have to foot the bill for someones sheer laziness.
[quote][p][bold]solomum[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WHITEE1987[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BenjiWinsor[/bold] wrote: I cross the road regularly by the scout hut over to Esso garage next to the roundabout and it's lethal, cars whizz round the roundabout far too fast not thinking about pedestrians crossing. As a pedestrian it is not possible to see the cars coming from Totton centre and turning into Maynard Road until they are upon you and if they go at speed (which they do!) it's very dangerous. There badly needs to be crossings here.[/p][/quote]Or you know you could just wait for a big enough gap. It is a road afterall not a pavement. Why is it always the drivers fault. We get gip from cyclists and pedestrians all the time.[/p][/quote]No one is saying it is the drivers fault, just that there needs to be a crossing there. School children use this road daily and as they are children they think like children and do not understand the speed of the cars. The sheer amount of cars on the road coupled with the speed at even 20 miles an hour makes this a very dangerous place for children to cross. I hope that the little boy and the car driver recover from this very quickly.[/p][/quote]If your child is thinking about traffic 'like a child' it is your duty as a responsible parent to ensure they understand the danger before you let them wander out of your sight. Is it asking too much to tell pedestrians to walk a bit further away from the roundabout so that they can see approaching traffic or are is the taxpayer going to have to foot the bill for someones sheer laziness. Torchie1
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12:51pm Thu 27 Sep 12

BenjiWinsor says...

WHITEE1987 wrote:
BenjiWinsor wrote:
I cross the road regularly by the scout hut over to Esso garage next to the roundabout and it's lethal, cars whizz round the roundabout far too fast not thinking about pedestrians crossing. As a pedestrian it is not possible to see the cars coming from Totton centre and turning into Maynard Road until they are upon you and if they go at speed (which they do!) it's very dangerous. There badly needs to be crossings here.
Or you know you could just wait for a big enough gap. It is a road afterall not a pavement. Why is it always the drivers fault. We get gip from cyclists and pedestrians all the time.
I think you missed the words in my post that said AS A PEDESTRIAN IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO SEE THE CARS COMING FROM TOTTON CENTRE AND TURNING INTO MAYNARD ROAD UNTIL THEY ARE UPON YOU.
The undergrowth/signs/wa
ll hide the cars and unless the cars happen to be going very slowly which many don't then they almost hit you even though the road was completely clear of any visible traffic when you leave the island.
[quote][p][bold]WHITEE1987[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BenjiWinsor[/bold] wrote: I cross the road regularly by the scout hut over to Esso garage next to the roundabout and it's lethal, cars whizz round the roundabout far too fast not thinking about pedestrians crossing. As a pedestrian it is not possible to see the cars coming from Totton centre and turning into Maynard Road until they are upon you and if they go at speed (which they do!) it's very dangerous. There badly needs to be crossings here.[/p][/quote]Or you know you could just wait for a big enough gap. It is a road afterall not a pavement. Why is it always the drivers fault. We get gip from cyclists and pedestrians all the time.[/p][/quote]I think you missed the words in my post that said AS A PEDESTRIAN IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO SEE THE CARS COMING FROM TOTTON CENTRE AND TURNING INTO MAYNARD ROAD UNTIL THEY ARE UPON YOU. The undergrowth/signs/wa ll hide the cars and unless the cars happen to be going very slowly which many don't then they almost hit you even though the road was completely clear of any visible traffic when you leave the island. BenjiWinsor
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2:48pm Thu 27 Sep 12

solomum says...

Torchie1 wrote:
solomum wrote:
WHITEE1987 wrote:
BenjiWinsor wrote:
I cross the road regularly by the scout hut over to Esso garage next to the roundabout and it's lethal, cars whizz round the roundabout far too fast not thinking about pedestrians crossing. As a pedestrian it is not possible to see the cars coming from Totton centre and turning into Maynard Road until they are upon you and if they go at speed (which they do!) it's very dangerous. There badly needs to be crossings here.
Or you know you could just wait for a big enough gap. It is a road afterall not a pavement. Why is it always the drivers fault. We get gip from cyclists and pedestrians all the time.
No one is saying it is the drivers fault, just that there needs to be a crossing there. School children use this road daily and as they are children they think like children and do not understand the speed of the cars. The sheer amount of cars on the road coupled with the speed at even 20 miles an hour makes this a very dangerous place for children to cross. I hope that the little boy and the car driver recover from this very quickly.
If your child is thinking about traffic 'like a child' it is your duty as a responsible parent to ensure they understand the danger before you let them wander out of your sight. Is it asking too much to tell pedestrians to walk a bit further away from the roundabout so that they can see approaching traffic or are is the taxpayer going to have to foot the bill for someones sheer laziness.
You are right it is the parents responsibility to ensure they are safe, but unfortunately not all parents realise that. This is an accident that should not have happened but as I said in my last post it is not about blaming the drivers. Having a crossing there though would be of benefit to the children who are walking home alone as well as to the elderly or anyone else who may be more vulnerable.
[quote][p][bold]Torchie1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]solomum[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WHITEE1987[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BenjiWinsor[/bold] wrote: I cross the road regularly by the scout hut over to Esso garage next to the roundabout and it's lethal, cars whizz round the roundabout far too fast not thinking about pedestrians crossing. As a pedestrian it is not possible to see the cars coming from Totton centre and turning into Maynard Road until they are upon you and if they go at speed (which they do!) it's very dangerous. There badly needs to be crossings here.[/p][/quote]Or you know you could just wait for a big enough gap. It is a road afterall not a pavement. Why is it always the drivers fault. We get gip from cyclists and pedestrians all the time.[/p][/quote]No one is saying it is the drivers fault, just that there needs to be a crossing there. School children use this road daily and as they are children they think like children and do not understand the speed of the cars. The sheer amount of cars on the road coupled with the speed at even 20 miles an hour makes this a very dangerous place for children to cross. I hope that the little boy and the car driver recover from this very quickly.[/p][/quote]If your child is thinking about traffic 'like a child' it is your duty as a responsible parent to ensure they understand the danger before you let them wander out of your sight. Is it asking too much to tell pedestrians to walk a bit further away from the roundabout so that they can see approaching traffic or are is the taxpayer going to have to foot the bill for someones sheer laziness.[/p][/quote]You are right it is the parents responsibility to ensure they are safe, but unfortunately not all parents realise that. This is an accident that should not have happened but as I said in my last post it is not about blaming the drivers. Having a crossing there though would be of benefit to the children who are walking home alone as well as to the elderly or anyone else who may be more vulnerable. solomum
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9:08pm Thu 27 Sep 12

adtotton says...

BenjiWinsor wrote:
There needs to be a crossing near to the Esso roundabout, it's hair raising trying to cross there for an adult let alone a child.
Wishing him a speedy recovery.
There are crossing's though isn't there? You couldn't have a zebra crossing because that would just create chaos and there is traffic lights just up the road.
[quote][p][bold]BenjiWinsor[/bold] wrote: There needs to be a crossing near to the Esso roundabout, it's hair raising trying to cross there for an adult let alone a child. Wishing him a speedy recovery.[/p][/quote]There are crossing's though isn't there? You couldn't have a zebra crossing because that would just create chaos and there is traffic lights just up the road. adtotton
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5:38pm Sun 30 Sep 12

Overwhelmed says...

HIYA!!
First of all, the driver WAS NOT to blame, it has been proven that she was well within the speed limit and even tried to avoid the boy when HIS FRIENDS PUSHED HIM in front of the oncoming vehicle.
Secondly, i cross both roundabouts by Asda and Esso twice everyday and they are both VERY dangerous for several reason....
1) Hardly anyone uses their INDICATORS, therefore when i am trying to get my 8 year old to school, we basically have to guess which way each car is going!!
2) Alot of drivers DO drive way too fast and dont slow down for the round about, even when they are turning onto Maynard road from Totton, iv lost count of how many times me and my daughter have nearly been knocked down.
And 3) Crossing from the Esso over to the Scout Shooting Hut, is very dangerous because the view is nonexsistant and u cant see if any cars are coming from Totton, again its a guessing game!!!
Yes there may be a crossing by the Hand car wash, but that would involve my daughter walking threw Asda car park which is also very dangerous! so its a never ending battle!!!!
HIYA!! First of all, the driver WAS NOT to blame, it has been proven that she was well within the speed limit and even tried to avoid the boy when HIS FRIENDS PUSHED HIM in front of the oncoming vehicle. Secondly, i cross both roundabouts by Asda and Esso twice everyday and they are both VERY dangerous for several reason.... 1) Hardly anyone uses their INDICATORS, therefore when i am trying to get my 8 year old to school, we basically have to guess which way each car is going!! 2) Alot of drivers DO drive way too fast and dont slow down for the round about, even when they are turning onto Maynard road from Totton, iv lost count of how many times me and my daughter have nearly been knocked down. And 3) Crossing from the Esso over to the Scout Shooting Hut, is very dangerous because the view is nonexsistant and u cant see if any cars are coming from Totton, again its a guessing game!!! Yes there may be a crossing by the Hand car wash, but that would involve my daughter walking threw Asda car park which is also very dangerous! so its a never ending battle!!!! Overwhelmed
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