Boy hurt outside home
A six-year-old boy was lucky to be alive after he was knocked flying by a car, neighbours said today.Joshua French received no more than a scratch on the arm when he collided with the car that was driving down Thompson Road in Ipswich at around 2.
A six-year-old boy was lucky to be alive after he was knocked flying by a car, neighbours said today.
Joshua French received no more than a scratch on the arm when he collided with the car that was driving down Thompson Road in Ipswich at around 2.45pm yesterday.
An eyewitness said that he saw Joshua playing with his sister Emma, 11, and another six-year-old friend when the little lad ran out from between two parked cars.
He added that the driver of the car, a woman, was going very slowly but the collision nevertheless knocked him "about eight feet" along the road.
You may also want to watch:
Paramedics and police attended the scene where Joshua was treated.
It wasn't thought necessary to take the Springfield Infants pupil to hospital.
- 1 Felixstowe beach hut goes on sale for record price
- 2 Meet the Ipswich teenage singer who gave £17.5k away to charity
- 3 Duo jailed after 63 bags of cocaine found in hotel room
- 4 Ipswich man charged with attempted murder
- 5 Boss who boasted of lavish lifestyle is bankrupt with £100k debts
- 6 A14 delays as police deal with incident near Orwell Bridge
- 7 Police identify man in CCTV images after 'spitting' incident
- 8 Indian Covid variant being monitored in Suffolk after one case confirmed
- 9 Man to face trial over claims he sexually assaulted toddler in the street
- 10 Jailed in Suffolk: See the three men locked up this week
The accident has prompted warnings about the dangers of playing around parked cars – and on busy streets.
Father-of-two Dominic Newby, who saw the accident happened, said: "He went straight into the bonnet and flew about eight feet. He's lucky to be alive.
"I think the driver was left in shock – and I heard she had only passed last week. There was no way it was her fault.
"We've been warning the kids for years. It was lucky that it wasn't one of these young boys who come steaming up here in their cars.
"If it had been one of them it would have been a different story altogether.
Luckily, all Joshua needed was a reassuring cuddle from mum Debbie.
His grandfather Trevor French, who was visiting his daughter-in-law, said: "We all very relieved."