7:52am Thursday 10th October 2013
A YOUNG boy suffered a concussion and was left shaken and bruised after he was hit by a car on a notoriously congested and “very dangerous” road.
Emergency services were called at 3.25pm last Wednesday to the junction of Abbey Road and Farleigh Road, Pershore, after the 10-yearold was hit by a yellow Peugeot 207.
The year 6 pupil at Abbey Park Middle School, Pershore, was taken to Worcestershire Royal Hospital after the crash which saw him land on the bonnet of the car.
He is now recovering at home on crutches.
Headteacher Lynn Evans said he was making a good recovery but the accident had ignited fears over the safety of the road which had been highlighted in assembly.
She said: “I’ve spoken to his mum and she’s immensely relieved he’s going to be okay. She doesn’t blame the driver. The little boy came from behind a bus, it was in a very congested spot.
“Fortunately, the car was going extremely slowly. It was just 100 yards from the school. It’s a very dangerous, very narrow road and there have been some issues. The residents have been complaining, it’s very congested.
We’ve been worried about it.
My concern is children being able to cross the road in a safe way. If these cars are parked there, is it safe?”
Worcestershire county councillor Liz Tucker, who represents Pershore, said: “The parking is a problem but the solution isn’t clear.
You have a lot of parents wanting to pick their children up by car. People don’t use the car park. I suppose they are worried they might get charged. It does seem a shame you’ve got the car park with plenty of space and a very busy road outside.”
Police plan no further action over the incident but at a Police and Community Together (PACT) meeting on Tuesday, members discussed allowing parents to use the car park opposite the school while picking up their children without charge.
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