Girl, 7, in fatal quad bike crash

#1
Check this story
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/essex/7161165.stm
Not taking away the tragedy from the parents but who the fukc lets their child out on a main road with a quad bike.
:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
Fingrith Hall Lane
The girl was taken to hospital where she died from her injuries
A seven-year-old girl died after her quad bike was involved in a head-on collision with a Range Rover in Essex.

The crash occurred in Fingrith Hall Lane, just outside the village of Blackmore, on Wednesday evening.

Elizabeth Cooke, of Spriggs Lane, Blackmore, was taken to Chelmsford's Broomfield Hospital where she died.

A woman, 28, who was driving the Range Rover, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving while unfit through drink or drugs.

The woman, from the Brentwood area, has been bailed until New Year's Eve.

'Dangerous wherever used'

Anyone who witnessed the crash between the red Shark quad bike and the red Range Rover, which occurred at about 1900 GMT, is asked to contact Essex Police.

Some manufacturers make smaller quad bikes with automatic transmissions for children. It is illegal to ride such machines on public roads without a licence and insurance.

Some junior quad bikes are capable of speeds of up to 40mph (64km/h).

A spokesman for road safety charity Brake said: "Even with permission to use the machines on private land, children should not be put in control of them - the sheer power and speed of them is dangerous wherever they are used."
 
#2
Tytus_Barnowl said:
Check this story
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/essex/7161165.stm
Not taking away the tragedy from the parents but who the fukc lets their child out on a main road with a quad bike.
:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
Fingrith Hall Lane
The girl was taken to hospital where she died from her injuries
A seven-year-old girl died after her quad bike was involved in a head-on collision with a Range Rover in Essex.

The crash occurred in Fingrith Hall Lane, just outside the village of Blackmore, on Wednesday evening.

Elizabeth Cooke, of Spriggs Lane, Blackmore, was taken to Chelmsford's Broomfield Hospital where she died.

A woman, 28, who was driving the Range Rover, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving while unfit through drink or drugs.

The woman, from the Brentwood area, has been bailed until New Year's Eve.

'Dangerous wherever used'

Anyone who witnessed the crash between the red Shark quad bike and the red Range Rover, which occurred at about 1900 GMT, is asked to contact Essex Police.

Some manufacturers make smaller quad bikes with automatic transmissions for children. It is illegal to ride such machines on public roads without a licence and insurance.

Some junior quad bikes are capable of speeds of up to 40mph (64km/h).

A spokesman for road safety charity Brake said: "Even with permission to use the machines on private land, children should not be put in control of them - the sheer power and speed of them is dangerous wherever they are used."
especially on an unlit country lane at 7pm when its pitch dark! Poor little sod!
 
#4
no no no..this will be one for the 'outrage bandwagon' :D
 
#5
Tytus_Barnowl said:
A woman, 28, who was driving the Range Rover, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving while unfit through drink or drugs.

The woman, from the Brentwood area, has been bailed until New Year's Eve.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uklatest/story/0,,-7180979,00.html

The spokesman said the woman driving the Range Rover was later released on bail without charge pending further investigations.
 
#6
Fallschirmjager said:
Bring on the RIP crew!
Sorry, there will be a slight delay as they are already attending to the dead policeman thread.
 
#7
Bossdog said:
Tytus_Barnowl said:
A woman, 28, who was driving the Range Rover, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving while unfit through drink or drugs.

The woman, from the Brentwood area, has been bailed until New Year's Eve.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uklatest/story/0,,-7180979,00.html

The spokesman said the woman driving the Range Rover was later released on bail without charge pending further investigations.
I don't suppose the police have arrested the parents on suspicion of being a bunch of fucking mongs! That is outrageous!
 
#8
Jimima_Shark said:
Bossdog said:
Tytus_Barnowl said:
A woman, 28, who was driving the Range Rover, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving while unfit through drink or drugs.

The woman, from the Brentwood area, has been bailed until New Year's Eve.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uklatest/story/0,,-7180979,00.html

The spokesman said the woman driving the Range Rover was later released on bail without charge pending further investigations.
I don't suppose the police have arrested the parents on suspicion of being a bunch of fucking mongs! That is outrageous!
They are as much responsible for their child as the Mcanna but probably nothing will happen to any of them.
 
#9
Recce19 said:
Fallschirmjager said:
Bring on the RIP crew!
Sorry, there will be a slight delay as they are already attending to the dead policeman thread.
The RIP AND the Outrage Crew are off for the holidays. However I am more than willing to blame this on illegal immigrants and the Labor party.

That is all.
 
#11
Man that is born of woman hath but a short time to live, and is full of misery.

He cometh up and is cut down, like a flower;

He fleeth as it were a shadow, and never continueth in one stay.

Blah, blah..
 
#12
I don't know about you, but I did stuff that my parents told me not to, if I had a mini quad or even a farm quad, first thing I'd have done was seen how fast I could get it, where best to do that? hmm..

Stuff happens, years ago the media wasn't as well organised and noone knew to get outraged about it, isn't it a bit of an effort to get annoyed this much before we know 'owt.

Best advice I was ever told, if something sounds too outrageous, evil or stupid to be true- it probably isn't.
 
#13
She was riding behind her dad in the Range rover when another range rover came the opposite direction and hit the quad head on, it is reported that she passed the road side breathalizer. Legal age to ride on the highway is 16 with crash helmet.
 
#14
Parents let the poor little sod out on a quad bike opn public roads at night, driver of the other vehicle immediately arrested on suspected D&D. Interesting to note she has now been released without charge "pending further enquiries", it seems to be police procedure to nick the driver everytime. I can speak from personal experience having wipped out cyclist who jumped the lights, plods first IA on arrival breatalise me (negative) next action arrest me for dangerous driving and cart me off to police station for 6 hours. Eventually released with no charges after staements made by witnesses. However left to make my own way back to car, car not where I left it due to having been towed for illegal parking, ended up severly out of pocket even though I was the innocent party.
 
#15
rebel_with_a_cause said:
Parents let the poor little sod out on a quad bike opn public roads at night, driver of the other vehicle immediately arrested on suspected D&D. Interesting to note she has now been released without charge "pending further enquiries", it seems to be police procedure to nick the driver everytime. I can speak from personal experience having wipped out cyclist who jumped the lights, plods first IA on arrival breatalise me (negative) next action arrest me for dangerous driving and cart me off to police station for 6 hours. Eventually released with no charges after staements made by witnesses. However left to make my own way back to car, car not where I left it due to having been towed for illegal parking, ended up severly out of pocket even though I was the innocent party.
Very nearly wiped out a cyclist the other day. One of these lycra-clad types came sailing past stopped traffic and straight through a red light, obviously on the understanding that the rules of the road didn't apply to him.
 
#16
Tw*t I hit had several months in hospital to reflect upon the error of his ways.
 
#18
DummyRound said:
Recce19 said:
Fallschirmjager said:
Bring on the RIP crew!
Sorry, there will be a slight delay as they are already attending to the dead policeman thread.
The RIP AND the Outrage Crew are off for the holidays. However I am more than willing to blame this on illegal immigrants and the Labor party.

That is all.
...and the HRA/ECHR.
 
#19
Scabster_Mooch said:
DummyRound said:
Recce19 said:
Fallschirmjager said:
Bring on the RIP crew!
Sorry, there will be a slight delay as they are already attending to the dead policeman thread.
The RIP AND the Outrage Crew are off for the holidays. However I am more than willing to blame this on illegal immigrants and the Labor party.

That is all.
...and the HRA/ECHR.
Oh indeed..what have the HRA/ECHR ever done for us?!
 
#20
We've done this before on here re: a mini moto, BUT:

I feel sorry for the child's parents, however they should not have bought her a motor vehicle. You should be 17 not 7 before you're in charge of a 4-wheeled vehicle - actually I'd argue for 21. I was (am?) a complete asshole at the wheel of a car at 17, maybe still am. However, I haven't hit anything in 16 years.

If the quad was on the public road, it is not a road vehicle, not subject to The Road Traffic Act and therefore illegal. If the Range Rover driver was not in contravention of said Act...
 

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