Hit and run toddler saved by sister

OUTRAGED parents of a toddler who was the victim of a hit and run driver have today told how his eight-year-old sister saved him.Mum Michelle Dodds and step dad Darren Hall, of Littles Crescent, Ipswich, told the Evening Star of the moment three-year-old Jayden was carried home by his eight-year-old sister Brieanna.

OUTRAGED parents of a toddler who was the victim of a hit and run driver have today told how his eight-year-old sister saved him.

Mum Michelle Dodds and step dad Darren Hall, of Littles Crescent, Ipswich, told the Evening Star of the moment three-year-old Jayden was carried home by his eight-year-old sister Brieanna.

Mrs Dodds said: "They went to the park at around 6.30pm and had to cross the road but they have been told to use the crossing.

"The car just came and smacked into him as they crossed the road on Station Street."


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"His sister picked him up and brought him home, I could hear her screaming as she came up the street, and I've never heard a child scream like that before. He was very disorientated.

"Where we live all the children play together and they look out for each other and a couple of girls aged around 15 came back to the house with him and his sister. I just couldn't believe what I was hearing when they told me the story of what had happened.

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"We phoned for an ambulance because he was complaining of a leg injury and he was bleeding from the head, he was hysterical."

Jayden was rushed to Ipswich hospital shortly after incident last night and spent the night there. He suffered from head injuries and minor scratches.

When Mrs Dodds asked what she would like to say to the people responsible for hitting a toddler and driving away she said: "We want them to come forward and take their punishment. He is just three-years-old and has never hurt anybody. Next time they could kill somebody. I think it was a lucky escape. Last night in hospital when he went to sleep I sat there and cried because I couldn't believe how lucky he was.

"He is just a boisterous little boy, a typical three-year-old."

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