Olivia Pollard (Rotherham hit-and-run accident)

(22 Posts)
DirtyMartini Sat 06-Jul-13 10:31:54

I don't post much at the moment but after reading this via some random Twitter link earlier, can't stop thinking about the wee one and her mum - feel the need to wail at MN.

Hit and run accident stories are so chilling.

(Mirror link - contains photo that might be distressing, sorry)

www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/olivia-pollard-blinded-hit-and-run-biker-2030002#.UdfS-7U0OCI.twitter

<goes off to look for other threads to join in on so as not to be a news ghoul>

DirtyMartini Sat 06-Jul-13 10:59:27

A twitter search shows that someone has posted that she is making "significant improvements"; hopefully that's accurate.

Onesleeptillwembley Sat 06-Jul-13 11:19:13

Those poor people. Something like that will normally enrage the community, and the bastards responsible will be found, but it doesn't take away her or her mums suffering.

4leafclover Sat 06-Jul-13 11:26:05

Hi this little girl is a friends daughter.

It's is awful what has happened to her sad but she has started to get better.
Where we live everyone is appealing for more information, it is absolutely disgusting what these people have done to her and people are covering for them confused
Hopefully they will see the pictures and hand themselves in!

Panonabike Sat 06-Jul-13 11:31:53

Awful, awful accident. But what is the issue being discussed? The cause of the accident or the not stopping aspect? The accident seems to have been caused by the mother not crossing the road properly with her little one. And for not stopping, of course it's absurd not to if you hit someone. But what is the offence here exactly? I think the RTA talks of 'failing to stop' regarding motor vehicles. Not sure where it lies for cyclists.

Onesleeptillwembley Sat 06-Jul-13 11:37:07

Thank you for the update, 4leaf, please let her know people care.

ReginaPhilangie Sat 06-Jul-13 11:37:11

Panonabike they were motorbikes. Not cyclists.

4leafclover Sat 06-Jul-13 11:38:51

There were 3 people on illegal motorbikes, all 3 hit her..all 3 failed to stop!! (Even after hitting her and dragging down the road) angry
Her mother had just got off the bus with her when this had happened.
The riders had followed the bus from one village to another as one of the riders girlfriends was on it after leaving school.
The mother of Olivia was just crossing the road like everyone else who uses that stop.

Panonabike Sat 06-Jul-13 11:38:52

ah, thanks Regina - then it obv does come under the RTA.

4leafclover Sat 06-Jul-13 11:41:17

I will do thank you, it's amazing the support the family have had since the accident.

Onesleeptillwembley Sat 06-Jul-13 11:43:28

So you know who they were, then? Good. Shouldn't be long before they're in custody.

VivaLeBeaver Sat 06-Jul-13 11:43:52

Really hope her sight comes back and that they find these bastards.

VivaLeBeaver Sat 06-Jul-13 11:44:32

If people know a girlfriend was on the bus it sounds like they'll soon get them.

4leafclover Sat 06-Jul-13 11:49:34

2 have been arrested, I cannot give out too much information as I want to respect my friend and her family but I know there is more information on Bbc, calendar, Sheffield and local news websites.
I would link but I'm not sure how to on the ipad.

allmycats Sat 06-Jul-13 11:49:49

It looks like they should be able to trace them seeing as the girlfriend of 1 of them was on the bus they were following. When they are caught I trust that these illegal bikes will be siezed and scrapped. If the riders of the bikes are under age I hope that their parents are prosecuted as well for aiding and abetting.

Poor poor family sad I hope the net closes in on those responsible and that Olivia feels all the love and support and healing energy from everyone around her and and uses it to fight back,

What a disgusting thing to happen sad

DirtyMartini Sat 06-Jul-13 12:33:36

4leaf, so glad you posted, I did wonder if someone on here might know the family/be able to pass on good wishes from MNers.

fenderturner Fri 19-Jul-13 22:49:12

Hi, I am Olivia Pollards Grandad, thanks for all your concern all we want as a family is to get justice.

edam Fri 19-Jul-13 23:42:53

fender, I hope you do get justice and that Olivia makes a full recovery, poor little love. What those lads did is appalling.

EatYourCrusts Fri 19-Jul-13 23:46:19

I do hope she gets better soon, poor little thing.

Onesleeptillwembley Sat 20-Jul-13 00:32:15

fender thank you so much for coming on here. How is she now? How are you all?

scottishmummy Sat 20-Jul-13 00:48:30

Oh that's a harrowing photo.heartfelt sympathies to family
How could anyone do that to a youngster,how awful
I sincerely hope you get speedy progress and detention of suspect

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