Mother say Essex family are – fortunate to be alive – after being hit by car, Metro News

Dame, Five, and 17-month-old baby get through car smashing into them on school run

A family are counting their blessings after a five-year-old woman and her baby sibling miraculously survived being hit by a car.

The two were hit on their way to the school.

Their mother has now said they are ‘lucky to be alive’ after the car pinned them against a fence.

The harrowing incident was caught on CCTV as the car was out of control after being clipped by another car at a junction.

Mandy White was walking with her children as the smash too place.

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The 42-year-old was rammed into a fence by the car when it mounted the pavement.

The mum-of-four can be seen on the movie attempting to help Poppy, Five, and 17-month-old Taylor.

The Benfleet, Essex, mum said: ‘A white Vauxhall Corsa went straight through the junction of The Avenue and Seymour Road instead of providing way. The lines are so faint that they are slightly visible.

‘It clipped the back of a silver Toyota Yaris which coerced that car to spin ninety degrees and climb on the pavement.

‘The car hit us and pinned me, my Taylor who was in a pram, and my five-year-old daughter Poppy up against a fence.

‘I reminisce lounging on the floor and my five-year-old was laying right next to me with the car over her gams.

‘We were all screaming because the car was still revving and I thought that car was going to crush my children. I don’t reminisce how we got out. We’re fortunate to be alive.’

The family, fearing they could be crushed, were rushed to hospital where Poppy was treated for gam injuries and mum Mandy was treated for a facial injury.

She has been left traumatised by the incident as has her 11-year-old daughter Ellie who observed it unfold.

She said: ‘To budge on from this I need answers. The thought of walking my kids to school gives me such anxiety at the moment.’

The movie was inadvertently caught by 58-year-old Lee Scarisbrick.

He explained: ‘This junction has seen many accidents over the last thirty years that I’ve lived here. On the same day I eyed three other vehicles overshoot the junction.

‘I very first reported it to the council in two thousand fifteen but they say the lines do not meet the requirement for repainting. It’s going to take a fatality before they do anything.’

Essex Council is now being pressed to repaint the Give Way markings at the junction.

Essex Highways said they would check it out but pointed out that ‘there are also prominent “Give Way” signs on posts at the junction.’

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