Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Well, It Is Safe, Actually…

Mother-of-two Marie Carlucci has spoken of her shock after both her sons suffered broken legs when a metal fence fell on them.
Oh, no! Is this another case like that of poor little Saurav Ghai?

Not quite:
Mrs Carlucci, a biologist who works at Oxford Science Park, said the accident happened on a pathway off Thame Road on Friday, February 4.

She said: “I picked up Arthur from school with Remi.

I was talking to another mum when Arthur climbed on to the bridge railing which is supposed to prevent people from falling into a ditch. The railing suddenly fell on his legs and on his brother’s legs.”
Ah. I think I see the problem here. Clearly, as a biologist, the laws of physics are a mystery to her...
You would think it would be safe to walk around a village like Warborough on the way back from school…”
It is. You just have to keep your children from climbing on railings, rickety or not. Is that too hard to understand?

I mean, even if they aren’t unstable, falling off them is bound to hurt…
Nicole Cooper, headteacher of St Laurence CofE Primary School in Thame Road, Warborough, said the pathway was about a quarter of a mile from the school.

She added: “There are 65 pupils at the school and I have emailed all the parents to let them know what happened and to remind them that their children shouldn’t climb on gates and railings.”
That they should need reminding tells you all you need to know, doesn’t it?

13 comments:

Bucko said...

What will need to happen before parents take responsibility for their idiot spawn?

ranter said...

SOMETHING MUST BE DONE! BAN ALL RAILINGS OR AT LEAST PUT ANOTHER SECURE FENCE AROUND THEM!

William said...

“The railing is now lying on the ground and we are trying to find out which organisation is responsible for it.

“Arthur could have been crushed if he had been in a different position.”

Marcus Mabberley, a spokesman for the county council, said: “Our records show that this railing is not on land that the county council is responsible for.

Nicole Cooper, headteacher of St Laurence CofE Primary School said the pathway was about a quarter of a mile from the school.
FFS what's it got to do with the schoo?


Everyone involved seems to be lacking in intelligence but something has been done...

“Council officers, however, visited the site and will erect some temporary plastic barriers to warn passers-by of the possible hazard.

The 'potential hazard' is a large section of metal fence lying down in the grass I kid you not.
http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/resources/images/1570576/?type=display

KenS said...

will erect some temporary plastic barriers to warn passers-by of the possible hazard.

I assume they will also erect a sign warning parents to stop their stupid children climbing on the temporary plastic barriers. And erect a barrier to stop the idiots climbing on the sign.... and so on ad infinitum

banned said...

Ken will that be alongside the sign that warns "Please ensure that your children continue to breath at all times. Failure to breath can be a major hazard to health".

Captain Haddock said...

Am I the only one to detect the whiff of "Compensayshun" in this tale of completely avoidable woe ?

This is strongly reinforced by the School & the Council both diving over the side and rowing furiously for the shore .. lest they should end up having to pick up the tab ..

Furor Teutonicus said...

Why have the little bastards not been done for vandalising the fence?

All done and dusted, open and shut case, one tick on the "crimes solved" sheet.

microdave said...

If the cobelition bring in just ONE more regulation, let it be the one requiring compulsory sterilisation, and a good parenting exam before allowing a reversal operation....

dr cromarty said...

As an eleven year old my father impaled his leg on a park railing. Gushing blood he was taken to the infirmary but discharged that night (this was 1932).

His mother waited until the day after to give him a good hiding for being an idiot.

The lesson was learned.

staybryte said...

All I needed to know was conveyed within the name: "Remi."

JuliaM said...

"What will need to happen before parents take responsibility for their idiot spawn?"

I honestly think we've gone so far down the road of no responsibility that some - maybe most - never will...

" BAN ALL RAILINGS OR AT LEAST PUT ANOTHER SECURE FENCE AROUND THEM!"

Heh!

"Everyone involved seems to be lacking in intelligence..."

It's like a plague of stupid, and it's spreading rapidly.

"...and so on ad infinitum"

Hard to see where it'll ever stop.

JuliaM said...

"Am I the only one to detect the whiff of "Compensayshun" in this tale of completely avoidable woe ?"

I did wonder, too...

"His mother waited until the day after to give him a good hiding for being an idiot."

Heh! Those were the days...

"All I needed to know was conveyed within the name: "Remi.""

Well, the mother has a foreign name, so it might just be a typical name from her family. If she's been called 'Smith'...

Anonymous said...

"What will need to happen before parents take responsibility for their idiot spawn?"

Bit harsh. Guess you don't have kids of your own (surprise surprise).

"Why have the little bastards not been done for vandalising the fence?"

Hello Fritzl, they've let you out a bit early haven't they?