Boy trapped under car after being run over by woman, 18, who did not have licence
A woman who ran over a seven-year-old boy did not have a driving licence. Little Riley Atkinson was playing out with his friends and neighbours on Sunday, May 19 at his home in Hornby Grove, east Hull, when the 18-year-old woman “drove at him”. According to his grandmother, Lynne Weatherill, 52, he was pulled out from underneath the blue Volkswagen Beetle car and almost reversed over again. Miss Weatherill said that neighbours had to block the woman’s car to stop her getting out and physically lift the vehicle off Riley. She said: “It was in the afternoon around 3pm and all of the street, the families and kids were out. A lot of the kids play together. Riley was run over outside his home in Hornby Grove “I only turned around for a second and it happened. Riley was going to cross the road, he wasn’t between cars. The two had a clear view of each other. “He tried to dodge the car but she stared at him and drove over him. Everyone was screaming and she tried to reverse with him under the car and she tried to drive off. People had to lift the car up. We were trying to see to him and she was trying to drive away.” Miss Weatherill said there was “blood everywhere” and that Riley was “in shock” from the incident. She said she took the keys from the car’s ignition and the police and ambulance service were called. Riley was left with tyre marks across his stomach and back Riley was left with tyre marks along his back and a gaping wound in his head. Miss Weatherill said: “There was blood everywhere. There was a lot of blood coming out of his head and face. “His T-shirt was stuck to his back from the tyre burns. We’ve created a Facebook group for people who live in and travel through Hull and East Yorkshire to stay up to date with what’s happening on the roads and the trains. We will keep you informed about the latest news that could affect your journey to work or school, as well as at the weekend. We’ll also let you know in advance if there are any roadworks, railworks or closures you should know about, or if there are any problems on the Humber Bridge. Join the group here. “I was screaming and kept asking someone to get the car off him – I’ve lost my voice. “He’s got some nasty injuries. He’s got the school holidays and can’t go back for two weeks anyway. He had to stay in hospital overnight “He’s still really quiet and has been withdrawn but last night he had a giggle and some of the neighbour’s kids came around and played in the garden – that’s the only place they’re allowed to play now.