By Kate Buck in METRO.
A wheelchair-bound nine-year-old’s journey to school takes four times longer than it should because drivers are selfishly parking their car on the pavements. It should take 10 minutes for Josh Carter to get to school using his electric wheelchair.
But when cars are parked on the curb, it takes him 45 minutes to get there, because he has to continually backtrack to find a dip where her can go into the road. Josh, who suffers from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), a genetic disorder which causes progressive muscle degeneration and weakness, says he is ‘scared’ when he has to do that. The youngster, who goes to Cherbourg Primary School in Eastleigh, said: ‘If there are cars on the pavement, I have to work out whether I can fit past them or not.
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