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A 14-year-old cyclist was struck by a car in Queensway, Southend
A TEENAGE girl was left with a broken knee after she was hit by a car.
Grandmother Brenda Forrester told how tragedy struck her family twice in the same afternoon.
Her granddaughter, Jordan Kiley, 14, was out searching for a group of boys who had mugged her 13-year-old brother, Ricky, and stolen his Blackberry on Sunday, October 7, when she was struck by a car.
She was crossing the roundabout at the Queensway junction, near to Enterprise Rentacars and the junction with Southchurch Road, at about 7.10pm when she was hit by the black Vauxhall Astra.
Mrs Forrester said: “She didn’t want to go down into the underpass, most of the kids her ago go over the top because they don’t like the underpass. She was crossing over the top, she got off the bike and as she turned saw the lights. The man tried to stop.
“All she saw was lights and the next thing she was on the floor. She was thrown in the air.”
Jordan was treated by paramedics at the roadside then taken to Southend Hospital suffering from head injuries. At the hospital it was discovered she had two fractures to her knee. She was kept in overnight and has now been allowed back to her home in Southend with her whole leg in plaster.
Mrs Forrester added: “They put her on the children’s ward and her mum has been with her since Sunday.
“She was so lucky with her head though. She is so careful, I don’t understand what made her do that.”