A teenage girl was knocked down and killed by a car seconds after police began pursuing it because the driver was not wearing a seat belt.There you go…
A police spokesman would also not confirm if the patrol car's siren had been activated, but a woman who lives four houses down from the crash site said: 'I heard the sirens coming round the corner. I looked out of the window and saw the red Escort speeding past.Note that emphasis; it’s the police sirens and attempts to stop the car over a missing seatbelt that are ‘ridiculous’ to this member of the public, not the attempts of the driver to flee the police over something so trivial as a seatbelt…
'It looked as if there was going to be an accident. I ducked down, because I couldn't bear to look.
'Using your sirens for not wearing a seat belt in rural areas like this is ridiculous.'
The police don’t help themselves when they do this, though:
Her grandmother, Christine Harrison, 63, who also lives in Tean, said: 'Jessica was a marvellous girl, she was so kind, funny and caring. There wasn't a bad bone in her body.‘Told you’..?
'Police have told us not to talk about the crash.'
I presume you mean they’ve asked you. But these days, who knows..?