Speed­ing Cy­clist’s SICK RANT

Bad-ass biker left poor lit­tle Lucie bat­tered and bruised...

Pick Me Up! Special - - Real Life Lightning - Lau­ren Howarth, 27, Black­pool

All mums know how hec­tic the school run can be. Bundling your kids out the door on time is no mean feat. For us, or­gan­i­sa­tion was cru­cial! My part­ner of 10 years, Matthew Wild­ing, 26, and I had three gor­geous girls. Our el­dest, Katie, 6, Lucie, 3, and El­lie, 7 months. They def­i­nitely kept us on our toes. And one day, in May last year, we’d ev­ery­thing planned. I was pick­ing Katie up from school, while Matthew took Lucie and El­lie to wash his car.

‘I’ll just pop Lucie in your car,’ I told Matthew.

Open­ing the front door, I walked down the path and through our gate. Lit­tle Lucie tod­dled be­hind me. Sud­denly, from nowhere… Whack! I whipped around at the noise. Lucie! A cy­clist had crashed into her, send­ing her fly­ing through the air.

Ev­ery­thing hap­pened in slow mo­tion.

I watched in hor­ror as lit­tle Lucie was then caught up in the ped­als, dragged face down along the street. ‘Lucie!’ Matthew screamed. He’d been lock­ing the front door, car­ry­ing El­lie in her car­rycot, when it all hap­pened.

The im­pact caused the cy­clist to fall off his bike, too.

But not be­fore he’d dragged my lit­tle girl 12ft.

Stunned, poor Lucie was silent for a mo­ment be­fore burst­ing into hys­ter­i­cal screams.

There was blood all over the pave­ment.

The speed­ing cy­clist had come from nowhere

It breaks my heart to see Lucie so ter­ri­fied

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.