A shocked mum has revealed how lucky her three-year-old daughter is to be alive on Good Friday after a Scrambler motorbike crossed her in a horrific hit-and-run incident.
ittle Holly Lewis miraculously escaped with a broken shoulder after the heavy bike knocked her over and ran over her back and shoulder while she was out walking with her family in a public park in Dublin
However, the two people on the bike didn’t stop after hitting the little girl and sped off without bothering to even check if she was okay.
Holly’s mother Sarah has reported the incident to Gardaí and is now calling for tougher laws on scramblers, particularly in public places.
“I walked across the blue bridge to Sean Walsh Park in Tallaght with my mum, Holly and my new baby on Good Friday around 2.30pm,” she said.
“The bike with two teenagers on it had already passed us and, ironically, my mother noticed that they were going to hit someone.
“They were obviously doing laps around the park because they were coming back behind us while Holly was skipping down the hill in front of us.
“I could see that they had lost control of the bike and they were trying to swerve and stop, but they couldn’t.
“They ran straight into Holly and as she fell face first into the ground the bike went over her, over her back and shoulder.
“One of the guys fell off the back of his bike. I just yelled at them to get Holly’s bike. When she lay completely still for a minute, he jumped back onto the scrambler and the two sped away.
“They never looked back, they never said, ‘I’m sorry, it was an accident, is she alright?’ Nothing, they just drove off.
“I was totally shocked. Thank God there was a lady who stayed grounded with Holly. She didn’t move for a second and all I could see was blood.
“The ambulance arrived very quickly and she was taken to the hospital where she was treated for a broken shoulder and cuts and bruises.
“The paramedic told me that Holly was lucky to be alive. Imagine the weight of the bike with the extra load of two teenagers running over a three year old.
“I’m still in shock to be honest. I still don’t realize how lucky she is. It could have been a lot worse.
“The Gardaí take it very seriously and are looking for the bike. Unfortunately, accidents happen, but this one could have been avoided.
“I could see by looking at them that these guys had no idea how to handle this bike and they weren’t even wearing helmets. You shouldn’t have driven it, especially in a public park where there are a lot of children and elderly people.
“The fact that they never bothered to check if my little girl was okay, alive or dead, really gets on my nerves. Even though it was panic at first, we waited there for the ambulance for a while but they never came back.
“If anyone has any information on these boys, please contact the Gardaí.”
In a statement, Gardaí say they “attended a road traffic accident involving a scrambler and a pedestrian that took place just after 2:30pm yesterday Friday 15 April 2022 at Sean Walsh Park, Tallaght . The pedestrian (a youth) was taken to Tallaght University Hospital to be treated for her injuries. The investigations are ongoing.”
https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/lucky-to-be-alive-holly-3-rushed-to-hospital-after-being-run-over-by-scrambler-bike-as-she-walked-in-park-with-family-41559298.html ‘Lucky to be alive’ – Holly, 3, was rushed to hospital after being run over by a scrambler bike while walking in the park with her family