Two ambulances and a helicopter didnâ€™t make any real difference to the outcome, but we gave the parents hope
We arrived at the scene in an ambulance to see the usual collection of bystanders clustered around a body. It was a child. She was still alive. A pale grey face, mumbling and moaning, eyes half shut and flickering. There was blood pooling from a wound to the back of her head and one of her legs was facing the wrong way.
The five-year-old girl had been struck by a car. The driver hadnâ€™t been speeding or driving recklessly. The road was quiet. She had been out on her scooter. Suddenly, with a childâ€™s spontaneity, she rode her scooter off the pavement and onto the road. The driver didnâ€™t have time to brake.
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