Joanne Robinson with her daughter Blaize who was hit by a bus crossing on a zebra crossing on Hibberson Street Gungahlin.

Joanne Robinson with her daughter Blaize who was hit by a bus crossing on a zebra crossing on Hibberson Street Gungahlin. Photo: Elesa Lee

The extent of injuries suffered by two girls who were hit by a bus on April 24 has underscored the danger of a Gungahlin pedestrian crossing.

The incident was reported in The Chronicle last week, but details about the extent of the girls' injuries had not been confirmed until one of them came forward.

Blaize Robinson, 13, suffered a fractured collarbone, serious damage to her shoulder and bruising to her ribs, chest and wrist.

Her brother's ex-partner Lisa Lazemby, 16, who was 21-weeks pregnant at the time, was hospitalised for three days after the incident. She suffered shooting pains through her back, pins and needles and numbness in her legs and was put in a neck brace. Last week she was admitted to hospital again suffering back pain.

“We were walking across the crossing," Blaize said. “The bus didn't really slow down and didn't stop and we got hit."

She said the bus driver acknowledged the incident after stopping at the Hibberson Street crossing outside Woolworths but continued to drive on. She believed they were hit at about 3pm. In shock they caught the next bus home. Her mother, Joanne Robinson, arrived home at about 3.45pm to find both girls complaining of pain and called the doctor.

After seeing the doctor Blaize was then taken for x-rays while Lisa was taken to Calvary Hospital. She was then transferred by ambulance to Canberra Hospital. Although suffering shooting pains in her back and numbness in her legs they were unable to take x-rays due to her pregnancy. The heart rate of her baby was elevated after the incident but appears to be otherwise okay.

Ms Robinson, who is Lisa's former-partner's mother, said doctors suspected chest injuries due to her breathing difficulties.

“I'm just dumbfounded by the whole thing," an emotional Ms Robinson said.

Since the incident Blaize has only been back to school for a few days and has done most of her school work from home due to ongoing back and shoulder pain.

Within an hour-and-a-half of the girls being hit by the bus, and as soon as Ms Robinson arrived home to find them injured, she rang the doctor and the police. She also informed ACTION of the incident.

“I rang them [ACTION] and said I want to let you know that one of your bus drivers has just hit my 13-year-old daughter and my pregnant daughter-in-law," Ms Robinson said.

“The lady didn't even ask how they were. She said they didn't take complaints over the phone. She went on to explain how I can log on to the internet and go on their site to lodge a formal complaint. What kind of a response is that?"

A spokeswoman for ACTION said complaints by phone were supposed to be recorded. ACT Policing took statements from the two girls on Anzac Day. Police confirmed last week they were investigating the incident.

ACTION has confirmed that CCTV footage on their buses must be kept for 30 days before it was destroyed.

Ms Robinson said while she continued with her daughter's care she wanted safety improved for pedestrians on the Hibberson Street crossing.

“If you're a pedestrian you have to pretty much keep out of their way," she said. “That crossing has been bad for as long as I can remember.

“It's very busy down there and some days there is a constant stream of pedestrians down there so buses just make their way through them. People have to wait for them, not the other way around.

“I just want something done about the crossing. I don't want this to happen again to someone else.”

-The Chronicle