Young victim ‘normally good at crossing road’

Tragic: Jayden Nash

Tragic: Jayden Nash

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A SIX-YEAR-OLD boy, who died after running out in front of a car, might have been in a “strop” because his mum would not let him have any sweets, an inquest heard.

Oxfordshire Coroner’s Court was yesterday told Jayden Nash was knocked more than 25 metres when he was hit by the white Audi Q5 on the school run.

It heard that the youngster, of Marlborough Close in Faringdon, ran out from behind a bus in Watchfield at about 8.20am on Wednesday, February 5. He died of a severe brain injury 10 days later at Oxford’s John Radcliffe Hospital.

His mother Jordan Johnson said she was taking Jayden to school with her young daughter and her neighbour’s son when the accident happened.

In a statement she said Jayden had got off the double decker number 66 bus first and she had struggled to get the pushchair off the bus as people got on.

She said: “As I got to the back of the bus I heard a bang and saw something flying across the road.”

The 23-year-old said: “Jayden is normally very good at crossing the road.

“I am not sure why he did not wait. Maybe because he was in a strop because he was not allowed any sweets.

“But he has been in a strop before and not run out.”

The accident happened in Northford Hill – a 40mph zone.

Driver Dawn Jolleys – who was taking her children to school – said in a statement she had braked instantly when she saw something move.

She said: “Everything seemed to be happening in slow motion. There was nothing more I could do.

“I sat in the driver’s seat feeling very shaken, traumatised and sick.”

Her husband Guy, an airline pilot who was in the passenger seat, said he did not see anything until after the collision.

He said: “I remember Dawn said something to the effect of “oh God no”.

Nursery nurse Dawn Humphries, who stopped her car at the scene of the accident, said in a statement she saw Jayden’s mother and suspected Jayden had run out into the road.

She sad: “I thought this because I have seen Jayden run across the road from behind the bus before.”

Collision investigator Pc James Henderson said it was likely Mrs Jolleys had been travelling at about 36mph and Jayden had been knocked between 25.2m and 28.5m by the force of the collision.

He said: “There does not seem to be anything the driver of the Audi could have reasonably done to avoid the collision.”

Coroner Darren Salter, recording a verdict of accident, said Jayden’s brain injury had not been survivable.

He said: “It is many parents’ biggest nightmare, this type of situation, and all parents can do is to educate and to remind children about the dangers of crossing the road, but children are impulsive.”

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7:57am Wed 13 Aug 14

tinsel84 says...

This is very tragic, but why does Oxford Mail use the word "victim"? We do not know the full facts of what happened, but on the face of it looks like a tragic accident. The word "victim" implies that the driver was to blame, we don't know that yet!
This is very tragic, but why does Oxford Mail use the word "victim"? We do not know the full facts of what happened, but on the face of it looks like a tragic accident. The word "victim" implies that the driver was to blame, we don't know that yet! tinsel84
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1:56pm Wed 13 Aug 14

xenarthra says...

"Victim ... 2c. One who perishes or suffers in health, etc., from some enterprise or pursuit voluntarily undertaken. 2d. In weaker sense: One who suffers some injury, hardship, or loss, is badly treated or taken advantage of, etc."

Oxford English Dictionary
"Victim ... 2c. One who perishes or suffers in health, etc., from some enterprise or pursuit voluntarily undertaken. 2d. In weaker sense: One who suffers some injury, hardship, or loss, is badly treated or taken advantage of, etc." Oxford English Dictionary xenarthra
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