Playground accident

Robert Matzdorff, Rondebosch

It seems that the person who is ultimately responsible, both technically and morally, for the little girl’s accident in the municipal playground is her mother (“Injuries come into play”, Tatler, September 15).

The onus rests on the parent to look for potential dangers (for example broken glass, suspicious people, uncontrolled dogs) and to generally supervise their children.

That the site is a playground for children does not mean it is void of risks and dangers. One cannot but be glad that the girl’s wounds weren’t worse, and have healed.

Incidentally, there might have been no need to waste time and prolong the poor girl’s pain by phoning the SAPS, fire brigade and so on; a car jack or two should have been adequate for lifting up the roundabout.

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