MUM’S ROAD SAFETY PLEA

On the road to recovery: Nine-year-old Mossley Primary School pupil Zoe Maxwell. INNT 50-034-FP
On the road to recovery: Nine-year-old Mossley Primary School pupil Zoe Maxwell. INNT 50-034-FP

THE mother of a young girl who was knocked down by a car outside Mossley Primary last month has vowed to campaign for road safety improvements outside the entrance to the school.

Nine-year-old Zoe Maxwell from Rathcoole was struck by the vehicle as she crossed the Manse Road to get a lift home after attending an after school drama club with her friends. She suffered serious injuries to her left foot and ankle and also sustained cuts and scrapes on her legs and bruising to her face.

The P5 pupil, a successful Irish dancer, had to undergo surgery to wire together her shattered ankle joint and will have her left leg in a cast for six weeks. She may also require plastic surgery in the future on the area around the wound.

Zoe’s mum, Claire Maxwell, said she was very fortunate not to have lost her only child.

“At the end of the day I still have her; she could be a lot worse off. She could’ve been killed. So I’m thankful to God that she’s just still here. It’s a horrible thing to go through, but thankfully she’s on the road to recovery.”

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