Family hurt as car mounts pavement

Hit by a car

05.01.2009

A family of four has suffered multiple injuries after being hit by a car that reportedly mounted the pavement as they were walking home in Camberley, Surrey.

The driver was arrested for alleged dangerous driving after the accident involving a man aged 48, a woman aged 44 and two boys aged nine and seven.

The older boy suffered serious head and abdominal injuries, and the seven-year-old boy a broken leg and pelvis. The woman also suffered a broken pelvis and the man a possible broken leg and broken finger.

The driver, 31, who was unhurt, was also from Camberley and was arrested and bailed until April on suspicion of dangerous driving after allegedly losing control of his Ford Mondeo.

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Keith Barrett from law firm Irwin Mitchell said: "This must have been a terrifying incident in which four people were injured as a result of reckless and/or dangerous driving. Although we do not yet know the full circumstances drivers must, at all times, show a consideration for pedestrians. We see many cases where such incidents lead to fatalities and other devastating consequences. Drivers must pay attention at all times to avoid causing injuries to individuals carrying on their daily business."