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Two Boys Hit By Three Cars On M way

#1
Young Boys Hit By Three Cars On M-Way
Updated: 19:38, Thursday October 25, 2007

The father of a boy killed on a motorway has said his seven-year-old son may have been rushing home because he was afraid of the dark.
Kieran Coupe and his friend Guy, six, were struck by three cars as they crossed the M56 close to their homes in Runcorn, Cheshire.

Killed: Kieran Coupe, sevenThe older boy's father Colin Lambert, 31, suspects his son got lost in woods separating the boys' housing estate from the motorway and started to get worried.

And when the pals heard shouts from Mr Lambert and neighbours out looking for them, they may have headed towards the voices - straight across the motorway.

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Kieran and Guy, who lived in the same street and were pals at Murdishaw Primary School, had been playing all afternoon but failed to return home for tea at 5pm.

They are thought to have wandered through woods and crossed a footbridge above the motorway, before they doubled back across the Chester-bound carriageway and were run over.


Grief-stricken Mr LambertMr Lambert said: "(Kieran) was playing with Guy and he had his little green scooter, a push scooter, and I thought they were in the street and they were safe.

"When it got to 5pm, I started to worry because he was afraid of the dark and I knew he would want to be home.

"I waited about 40 minutes then I went with my brother and about 12 neighbours to search the woods.

"I think he may have gotten lost in the woods and were following the sound of our shouts when they got on to the motorway."

Officers have said three saloon cars were involved in the tragedy. Nobody else was injured.

Mr Lambert added: "I was very hysterical yesterday. The doctor's called to see me and gave me medication. They've suggested I have counselling."

What the Feck were a 7 and 6 year old doing out unsupervised!
 
#4
"What the Feck were a 7 and 6 year old doing out unsupervised!"



They failed to return for tea and the father went looking as soon as he realised something was wrong.
Whilst it is tragic - they were playing outside home at a reasonable time and events took hold.
 
#5
Why on earth didn't they know better than to cross a motorway?
 
#6
You seen the Dad on the news?

I'm sure the poor sod is distraught, but his 'statement' aimed at his ex wife just stinks of legal disclaimer I think.
 
#8
theflyinghandbag said:
"What the Feck were a 7 and 6 year old doing out unsupervised!"



They failed to return for tea and the father went looking as soon as he realised something was wrong.
Whilst it is tragic - they were playing outside home at a reasonable time and events took hold.
hits nail on head wtf were children of that age doing out alone??
 

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#9
And when the pals heard shouts from Mr Lambert and neighbours out looking for them, they may have headed towards the voices - straight across the motorway.
Because of course, the human voice is more than capable of being heard from within a wooded area, and then over 6 lanes of motorway traffic during peak travel hours.

Or, B).............
 
#10
kernowpuss said:
Young Boys Hit By Three Cars On M-Way
Updated: 19:38, Thursday October 25, 2007

The father of a boy killed on a motorway has said his seven-year-old son may have been rushing home because he was afraid of the dark.
Kieran Coupe and his friend Guy, six, were struck by three cars as they crossed the M56 close to their homes in Runcorn, Cheshire.

Imagine how much worse it could have been had his name been Kieran Combine-Harvester.
 
#11
Not wishing to sound like a tactless, unsympathetic cnut... but I like to think that even m'good self at that age would've realised the dangers of trying to cross a motorway in the dark. As Alvin would've said: 'Those two must've been out of their tiny minds!' Kids aren't taught properly these days. They fill their heads with safe gay sex, multi-cultural awareness and other associated leftie claptrap, and don't even teach them how to cross the fcuking road... never mind a motorway!

On the upside, humanity has been spared the real possibility of these two growing up in to dangerously stupid adults and breeding even more of their ilk. I have more sympathy for the poor bloody drivers involved.
 
#12
BuckFelize said:
Not wishing to sound like a tactless, unsympathetic cnut... but I like to think that even m'good self at that age would've realised the dangers of trying to cross a motorway in the dark. As Alvin would've said: 'Those two must've been out of their tiny minds!' Kids aren't taught properly these days. They fill their heads with safe gay sex, multi-cultural awareness and other associated leftie claptrap, and don't even teach them how to cross the fcuking road... never mind a motorway!

On the upside, humanity has been spared the real possibility of these two growing up in to dangerously stupid adults and breeding even more of their ilk. I have more sympathy for the poor bloody drivers involved.
My sentiments exactly, they also had children in the cars. One of our HATO patrols was first on scene, they said it was dark and with the traffic being so heavy, the drivers wouldn't have had any chance of stopping!!
 
#13
BuckFelize said:
Not wishing to sound like a tactless, unsympathetic cnut... but I like to think that even m'good self at that age would've realised the dangers of trying to cross a motorway in the dark. As Alvin would've said: 'Those two must've been out of their tiny minds!' Kids aren't taught properly these days. They fill their heads with safe gay sex, multi-cultural awareness and other associated leftie claptrap, and don't even teach them how to cross the fcuking road... never mind a motorway!

On the upside, humanity has been spared the real possibility of these two growing up in to dangerously stupid adults and breeding even more of their ilk. I have more sympathy for the poor bloody drivers involved.
Nope just a cnut,lets hope we can use the same comments you have made in regard to some close relative of yours in the near future!
 
#14
kernowpuss said:
may have been rushing home because he was afraid of the dark
No need to be afraid of the dark. 6 lanes of fast moving traffic is quite another matter.
 
#15
Evar noticed how all the motorways in Germany have large fences up if they are near any residetial areas? Wonder why the German government is prepared to go to all that unnecessary expense?
 
#16
My thoughts on this came after hearing the reporter on the radio saying that people were phoning 999 to say that there were 2 young kids on the motorway. If that was the case, why didn't anyone stop and get them to safety?
 
#17
great comment there Hat20, added alot to the debate. It would be rather narrow minded to just consider the effect on the boys and thier parents and not to realise the implications for the drivers mental well being.

TMS
 
#18
What a heartless , hard hearted load of smart arses we have on here. Anyone who has raised kids knows that no matter how closely you watch them there are times when they slip the coop. All the comments on the father's statement fail to take account of the fact that he's just lost his son. As has been said before , let's hope nothing as tragic happens to any of the posters who think this is just another chance to show how clever they are.
 
#19
I am the very lucky father of 4 great kids, this is a terrible terrible tragedy. regardless of what people think of the parenting skills of those concerned, imagine the pain, fright and suffering those little kids went through as their life slipped through their tiny hands.
We pride ourselves on our toughness but there is a time and a place, would you be so hard hearted if it had been some of our colleagues?
Think.

Rest in Peace. little children, so bright and joyful, how easy it is too forget we where once that future as well.
 

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