1. Why did no one help this Mum?
The mother of a four-year old boy who was killed after being hit by a car on the NSW Central Coast last year has told an inquest that as she held her dead son in the middle of the road paramedics “looked the other way.”
Thomas McLaughlin died after he was hit by a car as it reversed out of a driveway at McMasters Beach on the NSW Central Coast on January 6.
Four-year old Thomas came from behind a parked car and was hit by a four-wheel drive driven by a 64-year-old woman.
Michelle told the inquest of her anguish.
“I remember it crystal clear,” she said.
“I sat in the middle of the road with a dead child (and they were) watching me.
“They all stood there looking at me.
“Every time I looked up, they looked away. No one came over to me on the roadway.”
Launched earlier this month, the foundation aims to push for a review of road safety within holiday towns and to advocate for safety improvements.
“This time last year I never would have imagined I’d be doing this. But you would do anything for your children so we are doing this for Tom. So other mums and dads don’t have to suffer.” Michelle said.