Lisa Nuku

Another tragic case

Look, I feel sorry for the kiddie having an accident, really I do, but what were his parents (or more likely just his mum) thinking when they named him?

Silly First Name Syndrome is lethal.

A Feilding childcare worker has admitted showing a lack of care at a pedestrian crossing when she drove into a toddler’s pram.

The 2-year-old boy, who was thrown from the pram, had to have a finger amputated as a result of the collision.

In Feilding District Court yesterday, Tania Nicole Bowater, 32, pleaded guilty to a charge of careless driving causing injury.

The incident happened on March 2 as she was driving along Kimbolton Rd, Feilding.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Chris Whitmore said Bowater was driving about 50kmh and failed to see Lisa Nuku and her son Southern-Rome Nuku crossing the road. Bowater struck the pram.

“[Ms Nuku] received no injuries but [Southern-Rome] had his left hand badly lacerated which later required the removing of his ring finger and an operation to his little and index fingers,” Whitmore said.