Biker speeds off after knocking down pupil

2012-11-23 00:00

NEVER assume your child is safe when crossing the pedestrian designated crossing line even with a scholar patrol officer.

On Wednesday, a Scottsville Primary School Grade 4 pupil was knocked down by a motorbike outside her school while her mother was waiting for her in a car across the road. Maseeha Ahmed’s peers witnessed the horrific accident which happened after school at around 2 pm. Maseeha’s mother, Nafeesa Ahmed said everything happened so fast.

She told T he Witness that as she was waiting for her daughter in the car, she saw the speeding motorbike and the next thing she knew her 10-year-old child had been knocked down.

“It happened just in front of me. The other parents were also waiting for their children. The scholar patrol woman instructed cars to stop and Maseeha was the only child crossing on the demarcated crossing zone.

“A biker did not stop and knocked my daughter down. He did not even stop. Instead, he turned and looked at her lying on the road, and then accelerated and fled,” said the mother.

She added that she did not take down the bikes’ registration number as her focus was to get help for her young daughter.

“Other parents wanted to give chase, but I told them they should not because they will be putting their lives at risk,” said Ahmed, who was still shaken.

She said she was grateful to other parents and pupils who helped her at the time of the accident, which took place on the busy King Edward Avenue.

Maseeha’s leg is broken and she has sustained injuries to her face.

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