Children dice with death by playing “chicken” game in the road


These shocking photographs show children dicing with death as they dodge cars by lying in the middle of a busy ROAD.

The three children appear to be playing ‘chicken’, a game involving waiting as long as possible in the way of cars, before jumping away at the last second.

In one of the images, two of the children are seen lying in the middle of the road, while another image shows one the children running out on to the road as a car speeds past.

The photographs, which were taken in Washington, Tyne and Wear, were sent to police by local councillor Dianne Snowdon after local residents raised concerns.

Officers from Northumbria Police are working to identify the children in the images so their parents can be spoken to about their reckless behaviour but police also want to remind people of the dangers of playing on and near busy roads.

Neighbourhood Inspector Vicky Quinn said: “These images are shocking and truly unbelievable.

“The children, who appear to be very young, are risking their own safety and the safety of motorists and other road users by this reckless behaviour.

“Playing on or near busy roads is not safe.

“Parents should know where their children are playing and what they are doing when they go out and make sure they are safe.

“We would urge all parents to speak to their children about the importance of road safety and being safe.”

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