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A 16-year-old boy is recovering in Southampton’s Paediatric Intensive Care Unit after being hit by a car in Shanklin on Thursday.

As first reported by Island Echo, emergency services were called to Shanklin Road between Lake and Shanklin at just before 13:00 on Thursday afternoon when a pedestrian was involved in a collision with a car.

The casualty is said to have sustained a serious head injury as a result of the crash. He was rushed to St Mary’s Hospital by land ambulance before being transferred across the Solent to Southampton.

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It has now been confirmed by the casualty’s mother that the boy crossed the road between parked cars whilst looking at his phone – and wearing headphones. The driver of the car is not thought to be at fault.

Although things looked ‘dicey’ for a time, it is now thought the youngster will make a positive recovery. He is expected to remain in hospital for at least several days.

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Glad to hear he will be ok


look before you cross the road kids

Old bean

Green cross code


He’s only young and I hope he gets well soon we we all young once x

Opinions Matter

Kids obviously don’t get taught the Green Cross Code in schools now. More important to them to be looking at their phone than where they are going. Hopefully he has learnt a very important lesson. Wishing him a speedy recovery.


I hope he makes a full recovery. All the people on the previous thread who jumped to the conclusion that it must have been bad driving now owe the driver an apology.


Yes exactly…my thoughts are with the driver..sorry ” steve-no”’ hate to say I told you so..


Bloody Mobile phone zombies.


Did you know in many situations a pedestrian has the right of way if your in a motor vehicle, irrespective of your thoughts. I wish the young man a full recovery as soon as is possible.

a rule of thumb in any situation, if the driver could or should have anticipated it was likely the pedestrian might step into the road, the driver has to drive with proportionate caution.

Last edited 15 days ago by Gungadin

Your such a dumbass


What for quoting the Highway code? Try reading it.

Last edited 14 days ago by Gungadin
Nick Black

You ‘Mr Gungadin’ are a buffoon! ALL considerate drivers are aware of their responsibilities when it comes to being observant of ‘potential hazards’, but to quote OUT OF CONTEXT a part of the Highway Code is of no practical use. Pedestrians are also subject to the Highway Code, so how come you Fail to quote THAT part of the code. I have ALWAYS known that crossing a road from between parked cars is a potentially very dangerous thing to do, and, sorry young nan who was injured, but all too many people get lost in their own little worlds staring… Read more »


What ever happened to the hedgehog family green cross code


Glad to hear the young lad will be ok i hope the driver is ok too

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