Parents are calling for tougher safety measures at a crossing in West Way after a four-year-old girl was hit by a car.
The pupil from Botley School suffered fractures to her legs and a minor head injury after she was struck as she crossed the road last Thursday.
The schoolgirl was using the pedestrian crossing when it is claimed the vehicle, travelling at 20mph, drove through a red light.I’m not sure what more ‘must be done’, frankly. Rules of the road are clear, but there’s nothing to really stop people disobeying them, if that’s what happened.
District councillor Emily Smith, whose children also attend the primary school, said: “I’m wondering whether a 20mph zone might slow cars down and help drivers to notice traffic lights turning red. “Well, given the driver in this case was estimated at 20mph then…no.
But surely if he really did run a red light, the police will come down on him like a ton of bricks?
Spokeswoman for Thames Valley Police, Charlotte Redman, confirmed that no arrests have been made in relation to the incident.Hmmm. Perhaps the witnesses’ insistence that the light was red should be taken with a pinch of salt?