Mum?s battle for son on hold
THE mother of a young boy badly injured when he stepped off a school bus in Kingscliff and was hit by a car four years ago has appealed for witnesses to the incident.
Shirley Kain said yesterday she was still battling for compensation for her son Cosmo, now 14, who was struck by a car on Kingscliff Street about 3.35pm on April 5, 2001.
He had suffered severe brain damage in the accident and delays to compensation were being compounded partly by the failure of witnesses to come forward and partly because the damage cannot be fully assessed until Cosmo grows older.
"My son was bullied on the bus," said Mrs Kain.
"We think he ran off the bus in a state of fear... he was hit by an oncoming car."
Mrs Kain said privacy legislation prevented her legal advisers approaching passengers on the bus because they were children.
But she hopes some witnesses can still be found to provide an accurate account of what happened.
"There was a car driving north," she said.
"The person driving that rang the ambulance and he would have seen what happened."
After the accident police said Cosmo was struck by a car travelling about 40km/h.
Mrs Kain can be contacted on 0439 745441.