A 12-year-old girl was knocked down in a school road accident outside Canberra Primary School on Belmont Drive on 6th October 2014. Although she remained in hospital overnight, the girl’s injuries were not serious, but the accident left local residents outraged.
Those living in the area have been calling for safety measures to be put in place on the road for years. Just six weeks previously, they campaigned to improve the flow of traffic at the busy junction outside the primary school. Residents warned the council that the road was ‘an accident waiting to happen’ and problems with traffic and parking on the road were compounded when the new school opened last year.
James Gillespie, a local resident, commented, “I told the council that a child could have an accident and now it has happened. Surely prevention is the best thing, not waiting for an accident to happen.”
Gordon Mackay, Head of South Lanarkshire Council’s roads and transportation services, said this week, “Before this incident, there were no injury accidents on the road in the last three years, which is the period used to assess accident trends.”
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