It’s always sad to learn of children dying at such a young age, even more so when the cause involved a road traffic accident.
I heard recently that a woman has been accused of two counts of causing death by careless driving after two toddlers died following a collision in Leicester. The 41-year-old was charged on Monday evening and bailed to appear before magistrates in the city on July 29th.
One-year-old Oliwier Baczyk and Zofia Tabaka, two, both died after the collision on 6 August, at the junction of Braunstone Gate and Narborough Road.
The two toddlers, who both lived in Leicester, were in pushchairs when they were hit by a car last year. Oliwier died in hospital shortly after the crash while Zofia died overnight.
A spokesperson for the Crown Prosecution Service said: "CPS East Midlands has authorised Leicestershire police to charge the woman with two counts of causing death by careless driving in relation to the incident.
"The evidence in the case has been reviewed by an experienced Senior Crown Prosecutor in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors."
I can only urge road users to be vigilant and sensible at all times when driving and think of not only those in vehicles around you but pedestrians also.
By Steven Jones