A PREGNANT mum has blasted a careless driver who nearly hit her while she crossed a road with her four-year-old son.
Samantha Traynor, 22, of Lochee, was crossing South Road at the traffic lights near Sturrock, Comb & Davidson funeral directors when a green car came speeding towards her and son Roddy.
The pedestrian crossing had just turned to the green man but the car — thought to have been driven by a young man — didn’t stop and went flying past the pair.
Luckily, Samantha stopped her son from crossing the road and now she is appealing for witnesses to help the police find out who the culprit is.
Samantha, who is 13 weeks pregnant, said if she hadn’t been so observant she might not be alive to tell the tale.
She said: “At about 3.40pm on Monday, me and my son were waiting at the traffic lights on South Road, just next to the funeral parlour.
“The lights had changed to red and, just before we were about to cross, a green car driven by a young man was headed in the direction of Charleston going really fast. All I got was that it was green, possibly a Citroen.
“I want this young man to know that his stupidity nearly cost lives.
“My son is four, and had we been hit, I don’t even want to think about what could have happened.
“I’ve been left shaken up badly. I’m 13 weeks pregnant and I couldn’t stop thinking, ‘what if?’”
Samantha says she has reported the matter to police but they need more witnesses to come forward to help their investigation.
She said: “I told them there’s at least three CCTV cameras in the area but because I didn’t get the registration plate they can’t do anything unless witnesses come forward.
So, I’m appealing for anyone who was in the area and saw the car to please come forward, or even the driver of the car to please come forward.
“I’m not angry, I just want whoever the driver is to realise what could have happened.
“I’ve always taught my kids to use the green man, yet me and my son were nearly knocked down at the traffic lights.
“Something needs done for all the kids in this area as the speed on that road is dangerously fast.
“Me and my son had a lucky escape but what about the next time, or the next child to cross that crossing?”