Joanna back home after collision horror
Last updated at 11:48, Thursday, 17 July 2014
THE mother of a girl who was struck by a car has spoken about the ordeal.
By Lucy Grosvenor
Elizabeth Mason’s 12-year-old daughter, Joanna, was the victim of a traffic collision in Cleator Moor last Friday.
Joanna, of Cleator Moor, was flown to the Royal Victoria Infirmary, in Newcastle, where she had to have staples in her head.
The West Lakes Academy pupil was hit by a vehicle just after she left the house for school. She normally catches the bus with her sisters but they were ready at different times and she left on her own.
The mum-of-six heard Joanna’s older sister scream as she ran back to the house. Elizabeth said: “I went into panic mode and just ran outside.
“Joanna was lying on the road with her head on the kerb I was told by one of my neighbours not to move her, so I just supported her head.
“When I moved my hand away it was soaked in her blood.”
Joanna was airlifted via the Pride of Cumbria Great North Air Ambulance.
At hospital she had an X-ray and a CT scan which showed bruising on her brain, said Elizabeth. She was kept overnight and returned home on Saturday.
“All the neighbours were so brilliant and I can’t thank them enough,” said Mrs Mason. It was a really scary experience and I am so lucky she is doing OK, it could have been much worse.”
A 35-year-old man from Cleator Moor has been arrested following the accident.
He was arrested on suspicion of eight driving offences: driving a motor vehicle dangerously; causing serious injury through dangerous driving; taking a vehicle without the owner’s consent and failure to stop, report and produce insurance, using a vehicle without third party insurance and driving not in accordance with a licence.
He has been bailed until August 7.
First published at 11:28, Thursday, 17 July 2014
Published by http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk
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