Mum’s appeal after son, 5, suffers devastating injuries in crash on Nightingale Estate
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The mum of a five-year-old boy who suffered devastating injuries after being run over on his Lower Clapton estate has begged witnesses to come forward.
Frankie Casebow, a pupil at Mandeville Primary School, was left with brain injuries after fracturing his skull in the crash, which knocked him “the distance of four cars”.
He also suffered broken ribs and an air pocket in his lung, and shattered his pelvis in three places.
The youngster had been playing outside his grandmother’s home on the Nightingale Estate at about 4pm on March 11 when he spotted a cat across the road and wanted to feed it.
But as he crossed the street he was hit by a car.
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The driver stopped at the scene and has not been arrested over the collision. But Frankie’s mum Georgina, 26, believes he must have been going faster than the 10mph he claims, and has called for witnesses to come forward.
“It was a warm sunny day and the park across the way was packed,” she told the Gazette. “Somebody must have seen it.
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“I had just dropped him off at my mum’s round the corner and by the time I got home I got the call.
“I was traumatised. This will affect his future – he won’t make a full recovery.
“He has been off school for over three months now, and was in a wheelchair for two months and had to learn to walk again.
“But he is slowly recovering. He is a very strong boy and surprising us all every day.”
Georgina said two teenagers yelled out immediately after the crash, causing her brother to come rushing out of the house.
“Frankie got hit from the end of my mum’s driveway to the distance of four cars away,” she added. “I believe the driver then drove over him because as soon as my brother came out Frankie was the other side of the car.
“The driver stopped but said he did nothing wrong and was going 10mph. Police said they’ve got no witnesses or CCTV so they can’t do much.
“If anybody saw it or knows anything please come forward. Frankie suffered life-changing injuries.”
Anyone who witnessed the crash or has any information can contact Georgina care of firstname.lastname@example.org.