Young mum's narrow escape on zebra crossing

PUBLISHED: 08:57 21 January 2009 | UPDATED: 22:55 15 June 2010

AN Axminster mother has spoken of her horror when her child was almost hit by a car on a zebra crossing.

AN Axminster mother has spoken of her horror when her child was almost hit by a car on a zebra crossing.Natashia Pearce, 24, was crossing the road with her son Curtis Davey, two, when a car failed to slow down.She said the driver had to brake heavily and stopped just short of hitting her son.Miss Pearce, from Ridgway Court, said: "We were crossing when the car came towards us and had to slam on the brakes. But he stopped only about 2ft away from Curtis."I was angry and scared. If he'd hit a little boy like Curtis at speed, Curtis would be gone. People really need to be careful and vigilant."Miss Pearce managed to take down the driver's registration and he was given a warning by police.PC Darren Herridge said: "It's like any road traffic offence - if we have got witnesses from people other than the person reporting it, we will take action. If not, we will give a warning."If the person involved gets names and contact numbers from witnesses at the scene, then we can look at prosecuting the driver."He added that failing to stop at a zebra crossing was an offence, which could result in three penalty points on the licence and a £60 fine."As soon as someone puts their foot on the crossing, it is an offence if you fail to stop.


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