Trauma Teddies for crash children

PC Simon Grounds with some of the teddies. (s)
PC Simon Grounds with some of the teddies. (s)

“Trauma Teddies” will be used to comfort children involved in road collisions in East Lancashire.

The Lancashire Partnership for Road Safety funded 350 teddy bears to be given to children who have been involved in a crash – either as a passenger or pedestrian.

Last year, 53 children were seriously injured on East Lancashire’s roads.

PC Simon Grounds said: “It is particularly distressing when we see young children involved in road collisions.

“We find that children are often extremely scared and overwhelmed and don’t always understand what is happening. A collision can be a traumatic and life changing experience for anyone – let alone children. These teddy bears can help both comfort and calm children.”