SE23.com - The Official Forum for Forest Hill & Honor Oak, London SE23
Online since 2002  -  10,000+ members

Home | SE23 Topics | Shops & Services | Wider Topics | Offered/Wanted/Lost/Found | Advertising | Contact
Geddes Hairdressing & Barbering Studio One Armstrong & Co Solicitors Adult Learning Lewisham


Post Reply  Post Topic 
Forest Hill station accident - young girls aged 7 and 13 hit by vehicle
Author Message
admin
Administrator

Posts: 375
Joined: Dec 2002
Post: #1
14-04-2014 06:28 PM

News of an accident this afternoon:

Quote:
Police and ambulances were called out to Forest Hill after two young girls were hit by a vehicle near the station.

Two ambulance crews were despatched to the scene in Devonshire Road at around 2.55pm following reports of a vehicle hitting a pedestrian.

A spokesman for the London Ambulance Service said staff treated two young girls aged seven and 13.

They were taken to Lewisham Hospital suffering minor injuries.


http://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/111476...y_vehicle/

Find all posts by this user Reply
admin
Administrator

Posts: 375
Joined: Dec 2002
Post: #2
15-04-2014 06:53 PM

Update from News Shopper:

Quote:
Witnesses say they tried to flag down a "reckless driver" who left two young girls in hospital yesterday (April 14) after allegedly driving on the wrong side of the road.

The incident took place on the junction between Dartmouth Road and London Road in Forest Hill at roughly 2.45pm, when a vehicle hit two girls aged seven and 13 who were crossing the road.

John Fillary was crossing the junction when the collision took place.

He said: "I heard this car rev very loudly and I looked toward Dartmouth Road where the engine noise came from. I saw the car pull out of the line of traffic and drive on the wrong side of the road."

Mr Fillary, aged 31, of Cranston Road said the car increased in speed down the road and added: "The girls didn’t hear or see them coming."

He said: "The car hit them on its front left side. It hit them and I heard a crunch noise from the car and saw them fly back onto the pavement."

Witness Julia Field, who works at the Village Way hair salon on Dartmouth Road, said: "I heard people shouting and everything. The girls were very shaken up."

After the girls were hit and knocked over, she said the car continued to drive over the junction to "try and drive away".

Other witnesses saw one man in the passenger seat get out of the car and flee the scene after the vehicle got stuck in traffic on the opposite side of the junction.

Passers-by were said to be shouting at the car to stop, while other witnesses took photos and took down the vehicle’s number plate.

Ms Field says the two girls were cousins who were visiting the area and that she offered them into her salon to wait for the ambulance.

She said: "I picked up the little girl, who was finding it hard to walk and others help the other girl and brought them in and sat them down.

"One girl was put in a wheelchair by paramedics because she couldn’t walk properly."

Both girls were taken to Lewisham Hospital and treated for minor injuries.

It is not yet clear whether any arrests were made.

Find all posts by this user Reply
vicksg


Posts: 5
Joined: Jun 2012
Post: #3
15-04-2014 11:28 PM

I saw this happen. I heard the car coming down Dartmouth Road so fast I knew it wouldn't be able to stop. Instead it swerved to the other side of the road and hit the two girls. I was so relieved when I saw them get up. They, or any number of the many people around, could have been killed. It was a horrible thing to see and must have been horrific for the victims.

It was heartwarming to see the response from everyone though - taking care of the girls and stopping the car / taking photos. I didn't see a passenger leave the car and I'd be amazed if no arrest was made since the driver was forced to drive into the station car park. He certainly didn't get away.

He was driving in an insane way, in a packed high street.

Frightening

Find all posts by this user Reply
helenS29


Posts: 24
Joined: Mar 2012
Post: #4
16-04-2014 07:28 AM

This makes my blood boil. I hope they throw the book at the idiot driver. Well done Julia - a lovely lady and a very good hairdresser!

Find all posts by this user Reply
Londondrz


Posts: 1,538
Joined: Apr 2006
Post: #5
17-04-2014 07:45 AM

Is there any update on this?

Find all posts by this user Reply

Friends of Blythe Hill Fields


Possibly Related Topics ...
Topic: Author Replies: Views: Last Post
  Petition: Pedestrian Crossing on Perry Vale by Forest Hill station BigED 7 2,432 03-06-2018 12:41 PM
Last Post: michael
  Forest Hill Police Alert re Increase in Motor Vehicle Related Offences admin 1 1,345 29-05-2018 08:01 PM
Last Post: Erekose
  Christmas Tree Switch On - Forest Hill Station and Kirkdale Cllr Paul Upex 0 1,763 01-12-2017 05:22 PM
Last Post: Cllr Paul Upex
  Car reverses into cafe at Forest Hill station hillview 0 1,079 27-04-2017 12:00 PM
Last Post: hillview
  Police Alert - Motor Vehicle Offences in Forest Hill Ward admin 0 1,291 06-03-2017 12:10 PM
Last Post: admin
  The History Of Forest Hill Station falkor 21 17,642 02-02-2017 04:43 PM
Last Post: Mr_Numbers
  Do we need a pedestrian crossing on Perry Vale at the rear of Forest Hill station? hertburs 113 37,346 16-11-2016 08:51 AM
Last Post: hertburs
  Lines closed Forest Hill station Woody R 1 1,586 18-07-2016 06:47 PM
Last Post: admin
  Rush hour traffic accident in Forest Hill Road, Honor Oak admin 1 2,238 29-04-2016 07:58 PM
Last Post: samuelsen
  Forest Hill Ward - Motor Vehicle Crime admin 0 1,850 08-04-2016 10:04 PM
Last Post: admin
  Abuse at forest hill station Perry vale side Laurab82 20 8,009 13-11-2015 03:35 PM
Last Post: Snazy
  Why is Forest Hill station so busy? Ligersaur 22 7,648 08-10-2015 05:40 PM
Last Post: Andrew1976
  Energy Garden at Forest Hill Overground Station P1971 22 9,116 12-08-2015 02:34 PM
Last Post: Decker
  Forest Hill Ward - Motor Vehicle Crime Alert admin 1 2,182 17-06-2015 06:29 PM
Last Post: Londondrz
  Forest Hill Station Subway poolsneighbour 195 92,439 15-04-2015 01:46 PM
Last Post: John Daker
  Forest Hill Station Cashpoint Faulty? admin 1 2,454 04-01-2015 06:39 PM
Last Post: rbmartin
  Forest Hill station annoucements rbmartin 2 3,578 04-08-2014 11:49 AM
Last Post: Baboonery
  Accident outside HOP station admin 17 5,364 02-04-2014 03:22 PM
Last Post: Jane_D
  Motor Vehicle Crime In Forest Hill Forest Hill SNT 0 1,794 05-10-2013 09:43 AM
Last Post: Forest Hill SNT
  The retail units in the flats by Forest Hill station exit: any idea what the plan is? SeanThomas 11 7,108 12-08-2013 02:29 PM
Last Post: Tomcat