The parents of a three-year-old girl who was run over by a pensioner with poor eyesight are calling for a change in the law to stop more “unnecessary and pointless deaths”. Poppy-Arabella Clarke was walking over a pedestrian crossing with her mother when 72-year-old John Place went through a red light and killed her in July 2016. He told police he had not seen the traffic lights or crossing, having been told by two optometrists that even with glasses his eyesight fell below the DVLA’s standards. Read more Drunk driver jailed for 13 years after killing three teens at bus stop Teenage driver on laughing gas jailed for killing two pensioners Driver who smashed car into family’s front room jailed for five years Poppy’s parents are now calling for opticians, doctors and other medical professionals to be legally required to report drivers who are unfit to be behind the wheel. Poppy-Arabella’s mother, Rachel Clarke, who suffered a broken pelvis in the incident, said it has taken more than a year since Place was jailed to gather the strength to launch the campaign. “It is crucial that the government creates a law to put the responsibility on medical professionals to report drivers… Read full this story
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