Trip to Tesco in King’s Lynn almost ended in tragedy after three year-old involved in collision

Three year-old Max Mckerchar. Picture: Kayleigh Mckerchar

Three year-old Max Mckerchar. Picture: Kayleigh Mckerchar - Credit: Archant

A young mother has told how a trip to the supermarket almost ended in tragedy when her three-year-old son was hit by a car.

The Tesco store on the Hardwick Industrial Estate, King's Lynn. Picture by: Matthew Usher.

The Tesco store on the Hardwick Industrial Estate, King's Lynn. Picture by: Matthew Usher. - Credit: Matthew Usher

Kayleigh Mckerchar was at the Hardwick Tesco, in King's Lynn, when her little boy Max Mckerchar was involved in a collision with a 4x4.

Miss McKerchar, 25, from West Winch, was getting her nine-month-old daughter Elisa-Jade Muller out of her own car when she turned around and saw her son get knocked down.

She said: 'It happened so quickly - there were people at the car park waving at the driver to come back but they drove off.'

Max suffered a broken ankle and was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital for treatment and was discharged the same day.


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His mother said he has been left traumatised by the incident which took place on Thursday, January 19 at 10am.

She said: 'He cries when we get in the car and screams when we go to Tesco pleading to go to Sainsbury's instead.

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'He will tell me to be careful and is really wary when we're outside.

'I try to make him feel better by distracting him and hoping he doesn't think about it.'

The single mother of two posted an appeal for witnesses on Facebook which has received over 9,000 shares.

'I have got a lot of backlash online and it makes you feel like you are at fault, it makes you feel awful. We are only human, we have only got two arms.'

She is hoping the driver will come forward and be made aware of their actions.

'The driver went off and left my son not knowing whether it could have been a lot more serious.

'If they didn't realise they had hit my son then they are not fit to drive.

'I am thankful it was just his leg that got injured I hear about accidents all the time and he could have easily died.'

Police would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident or has information concerning the driver.

Witnesses should contact PC Louise Manning at Swaffham Roads Policing on 101.

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