WALTHAMSTOW: Schoolboy hit by car in rush hour

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A 14-YEAR-OLD boy was struck by a car in rush hour traffic today.

The school boy was hit in Shernhall Street, Walthamstow, just before 9am this morning.

He was taken by London Ambulance to the Royal London Hospital where he is in stable condition.

He was treated for a broken shoulder.

Shernhall Street was closed both ways at the Forest Road junction while accident investigators were at the scene but has since been re-opened.

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2:48pm Wed 17 Jun 09

Jackie Arnos says...

This is a densely populated area with a huge concentration of schools and they have speed humps in place. maybe it is time for chicanes?
This is a densely populated area with a huge concentration of schools and they have speed humps in place. maybe it is time for chicanes? Jackie Arnos
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3:13pm Wed 17 Jun 09

Cllr Matt Davis says...

Perhaps we need to know the full circumstances of the accident before jumping to conclusions as to the cause of it. It is just as possible that the young man involved suddenly ran out in front of a vehicle as anything else is.

It is necessary to know what actually happened before deciding what to do about it.
Perhaps we need to know the full circumstances of the accident before jumping to conclusions as to the cause of it. It is just as possible that the young man involved suddenly ran out in front of a vehicle as anything else is. It is necessary to know what actually happened before deciding what to do about it. Cllr Matt Davis
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3:38pm Wed 17 Jun 09

Jackie Arnos says...

Cllr Matt Davis wrote:
Perhaps we need to know the full circumstances of the accident before jumping to conclusions as to the cause of it. It is just as possible that the young man involved suddenly ran out in front of a vehicle as anything else is.

It is necessary to know what actually happened before deciding what to do about it.
Well this is not the first accident down there and it is imperative that measures are taken before a more serious accidents occur. If a boy runs out and cars are doing 50 MPH it will be more serious than if a car was doing 20 MPH going through chicanes and speed humps. have you not seen that advert where the girl is talking whilst she gets run over and then they relay it again or the one where the bloke sees the kid he knocked over out of the corner of his eye throughout the day? The old Tufty adverts were useful for kids but we need drastic measures. If you are a Councillor, why are you dragging your feet when what is needed is proactive leadership? This is not a situation for complacency but action. I do not know why campaignes like clunk click and the Green Cross Man Codes (the chap who I think was in Star Wars Films) were cancelled but these were effective Road Safety Advice. That Shernhall Street is very dangerous at times with the bends and schools and car washes.
[quote][p][bold]Cllr Matt Davis[/bold] wrote: Perhaps we need to know the full circumstances of the accident before jumping to conclusions as to the cause of it. It is just as possible that the young man involved suddenly ran out in front of a vehicle as anything else is. It is necessary to know what actually happened before deciding what to do about it.[/p][/quote]Well this is not the first accident down there and it is imperative that measures are taken before a more serious accidents occur. If a boy runs out and cars are doing 50 MPH it will be more serious than if a car was doing 20 MPH going through chicanes and speed humps. have you not seen that advert where the girl is talking whilst she gets run over and then they relay it again or the one where the bloke sees the kid he knocked over out of the corner of his eye throughout the day? The old Tufty adverts were useful for kids but we need drastic measures. If you are a Councillor, why are you dragging your feet when what is needed is proactive leadership? This is not a situation for complacency but action. I do not know why campaignes like clunk click and the Green Cross Man Codes (the chap who I think was in Star Wars Films) were cancelled but these were effective Road Safety Advice. That Shernhall Street is very dangerous at times with the bends and schools and car washes. Jackie Arnos
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4:33pm Wed 17 Jun 09

Silversurfer says...

We will soon be back to a man with a red flag walking in front of cars!
As has already been said wait for the facts. Unfortunately the press often jump in too soon and present the story portraying the victim as blameless.
We will soon be back to a man with a red flag walking in front of cars! As has already been said wait for the facts. Unfortunately the press often jump in too soon and present the story portraying the victim as blameless. Silversurfer
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9:41pm Wed 17 Jun 09

Stow Away says...

A very dangerous crossroads at the best of times, I think this actually is a junction in need of somekind of safety improvement.
A very dangerous crossroads at the best of times, I think this actually is a junction in need of somekind of safety improvement. Stow Away
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10:58pm Wed 17 Jun 09

Bfranklinuk says...

Something has to be down before some other child gets seriously injured. I think that some speed restrictions should be in place.
Something has to be down before some other child gets seriously injured. I think that some speed restrictions should be in place. Bfranklinuk
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9:24am Thu 18 Jun 09

cog says...

speed limits exist but who takes notice
speed limits exist but who takes notice cog
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9:40am Thu 18 Jun 09

Redfox says...

Plainly this incident did not take place at an authorised crossing point like a pedestrian crossing. The Guardian report would have headlined it!
So what school did the child attend? What road safety advice does that school instruct-if any? Was it a senior school where giving discipline to any child 12+ is now virtually a deadloss?
Is Jackie a car driver? Has she not witnessed the appalling lack of kerb-drill/green cross code employed by kids and their parents nowadays at any point in any road?
It's high time ****-footing around these incidents stopped and greater admission was made about the general carelessness of people when responsible for their OWN safety. It is parents job to instill road safety attitudes in their children, not car drivers.
Check out the obstreporous behaviour at George Monoux & WF College when closing each day to see what becomes of in-disciplined under 15s by the time they reach higher education to see the results.
Plainly this incident did not take place at an authorised crossing point like a pedestrian crossing. The Guardian report would have headlined it! So what school did the child attend? What road safety advice does that school instruct-if any? Was it a senior school where giving discipline to any child 12+ is now virtually a deadloss? Is Jackie a car driver? Has she not witnessed the appalling lack of kerb-drill/green cross code employed by kids and their parents nowadays at any point in any road? It's high time ****-footing around these incidents stopped and greater admission was made about the general carelessness of people when responsible for their OWN safety. It is parents job to instill road safety attitudes in their children, not car drivers. Check out the obstreporous behaviour at George Monoux & WF College when closing each day to see what becomes of in-disciplined under 15s by the time they reach higher education to see the results. Redfox
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