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PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:24 pm 
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Video on the website, but contrary to the headline below it doesn't actually show the child falling out, just it lying on road and picked up by the woman, so little more than the photos below, really.

(Or at least that's the video I saw - waited at least five minutes for it and an advert to load, so maybe I missed something.)

Obviously not clear what happened, but certainly demonstrates the potential dangers.


Watch: Shocking moment child falls out of taxi in middle of road

https://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/ ... s-17273843

A woman pleads with the driver of the car behind to slow down

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This is the shocking moment a child was left lying in the middle of a Coventry road after falling out of a taxi.

The potentially fatal incident happened at the corner of Butts and Gordon Street, in Earlsdon, and shows the young child lying prone in the street, before a woman steps from the taxi and picks them up.

It was caught by the dashcam connected to Kris McGrory's car as he was travelling behind the taxi on November 6.

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Kris, a dad-of-four, said: "I was behind the car for a minute or two beforehand and as the taxi went round the corner the door came open and the child rolled out.

"The taxi driver stopped and a few seconds afterwards, which seemed a long time in that kind of situation, the woman came out. You can't see it on the dashcam, but I could see how worried she was.

"She saw my car coming and was saying 'slow down, slow down' as she was thinking her child was going to be squashed.

"She then scooped them up and put them back in the taxi."

Kris said that the taxi was being driven normally at the time of the incident and he says it emphasises the need to be ultra safe when it comes to our children.

"I don't know if it was just bad timing or the child was playing with the door handle, but it shows that we need to be safe," he added.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:44 pm 
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Who knows what happened, but surprised the driver isn't getting the blame for something or another.

Whereas the fault, IMO, lays with mum and/or kid.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:18 pm 
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Kid should have been strapped in, end of.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:33 am 
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roythebus wrote:
Kid should have been strapped in, end of.


before setting off ....................drivers responsibility

strange how the dashcam only shows the aftermath not it actually happening assuming it was recording or did he press record afterwards ?

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:16 pm 
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edders23 wrote:
roythebus wrote:
Kid should have been strapped in, end of.


before setting off ....................drivers responsibility

strange how the dashcam only shows the aftermath not it actually happening assuming it was recording or did he press record afterwards ?


The child may have been strapped in when commencing journey,the driver is not responsible when an adult or parent is accompanying child on journey


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:06 pm 
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No I think you'll find that the driver is responsible for any child under 14 years of age irrespective of whether the child is accompanied by a parent or guardian

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:50 pm 
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edders23 wrote:
No I think you'll find that the driver is responsible for any child under 14 years of age irrespective of whether the child is accompanied by a parent or guardian


Unless it’s a WAV with a partition. (Proper H/C)


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