A ten-year-old girl who died when a lorry hit her on her way to school was wearing earphones when the incident happened, an inquest heard.And immediately became another statistic that told us London traffic must be institutionally racist, I suppose?
The coroner said it was a “tragic death” and that he hoped his recommendations would help minimise the chance of it happening again.Those recommendations being to not wear anything that reduces your chances of hearing the lorry that's about to squash you?
Ha ha ha ha ha! No. Of course not. Everything's the fault of someone else, now, remember?
He said that he would be writing to the department of transport calling for better management of roadworks. That would include barriers being more sturdy as vandals often dragged them off.So when the new, sturdier barriers fall on some toddler & kill them, some other coroner can demand lighter ones, I suppose?
He said that more attention to safe routes for pedestrians should be addressed when roadworks are carried out.There was a safe route. But I guess he's never heard the expression 'You can take a horse to water, but...'?