Calls have been made to make a busy road safer after a schoolgirl was knocked down by a car.Oh, like footbridges and crossings?
Emergency services rushed to Clays Hill Road in Basildon, outside Kingswood Infant and Junior School, at 9am on Friday after onlookers reported the girl ran out across the road in front of a car.Hmmm. Caused, I suppose, by the lack of footbridges and crossings?
The accident has raised serious concerns over the safety of children and parents who are often seen crossing the road, despite there being a footbridge and a crossing nearby.Ah.
Andrew Gordon, Labour councillor for Nethermayne ward, said he would be speaking to Essex County Council about safety improvements.
He said: “I’m glad the girl is okay but this is a worry. “The girl’s mother must have petrified. If this is happening then something needs to be done (Ed: ARGGGHHHH!) because at the end of the day if people are getting hurt then this is not acceptable practice.
“We have a similar thing happening at Lee Chapel School where parents just park up causing a backlog up the road which creates a dangerous situation.
“Often people feel that nothing is done until something like this happens, but that cannot be the case.
“It’s my job to get the facts together and speak to Essex County Council about what can be done.”You could station snipers there and shoot anyone not using the crossing or the footbridge? Just a thought...