A mother whose daughter was badly injured when she was knocked down by a skateboarder in Boscombe Chine Gardens is appealing for the help of locals in a legal fight.With the irresponsible skateboarder? Well, who could argue with th…
Oh. Of course not.
With the Bournemouth taxpayer, actually, by proxy:
Mo Morgan, 44, has been fighting a case with Bournemouth Borough Council since the incident in August 2011. Her daughter India, now aged eight, needed hospital attention after she was hit by a skateboarder.
After being told by the police that there was little that could be done, she took legal advice and was told that the council should be made accountable for not displaying signs saying that skateboarding is prohibited, for not adequately patrolling the park or putting in preventative measures.Because of course, if someone else is careless and you can’t sue them, sue the council! Their money comes from the magic money tree, doesn’t it, and not from the taxpayer!
Not that this stupid greedy woman is a Bournemouth taxpayer, mind you…
Mo, who was visiting Bournemouth with India and son Charlie, five, from Basingstoke in Hampshire, has been told that she needs locals to come forward to agree that skateboarding in the park is dangerous and a regular nuisance.And Britain in 2012 being what it is, she’ll probably get them, too.
Not a great deal of sympathy for her in the comments, it has to be said.
Why hasn't it been reported that the council have put in special textured paving across the paths to prevent and/ or slow down skateboarders as a result of this incident? It was brought to their attention that there was an incident --not a major one, but an unfortunate one-- and the council made changes to accommodate in the only practical way they could. At least tell both sides, Echo!Something for Southend Council to think about, maybe?