Boy dies after being hit by car in Nollamara

Boy dies after being hit by car in Nollamara

Postby exadios » Mon Jun 17, 2013 1:20 pm

This is very sad.
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Re: Boy dies after being hit by car in Nollamara

Postby kx315 » Mon Jun 17, 2013 1:23 pm

Very very sad indeed......my thoughts go out to all affected.
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Re: Boy dies after being hit by car in Nollamara

Postby Sinner » Mon Jun 17, 2013 3:28 pm

It seems he was on the footway which doesn't look very wide and there are high brick walls obscuring driver's views when exiting their properties. There is also an on-road cycle lane but you can understand the boy's parents encouraging him to ride on the footway as it is perceived to be safer.
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Re: Boy dies after being hit by car in Nollamara

Postby citywomble » Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:08 pm

So very sad.

Unfortunately for the motorist there is very little by way of a defence. Entering the public thoroughfare from adjacent land places the responsibility squarely on the motorist and, if there were boundary fences that obscured visibility when crossing the footpath, there is no excuse for going at any speed other than dead slow and with great caution.

An 11 yo child is not only allowed on the footpath but also not unexpected at school time in the morning.

Only time will tell what the authorities make of this. So sorry for the family.
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Re: Boy dies after being hit by car in Nollamara

Postby eldavo » Tue Jun 18, 2013 1:15 pm

Poor parents. I'm surprised also at the severity from the scenario, car wasn't reversing, and not just a bump and startle but trapped underneath.
I also lived on that street from 0-1 yo a few decades ago, before the high density redevelopment resulting in the 1.8m brick walls at boundaries to footpaths and driveways.
I used to cycle on footpath of Wanneroo Road in high school as those brick walls surrounding driveways of multi-unit housing where you would get near miss or lockup as car appeared last second. Pure luck nothing happened in hindsight, there is zero time and space for either party.
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