Schoolboy hit by car outside Coppermill Primary School in Walthamstow

Schoolboy hit by car

Schoolboy hit by car

First published in Waltham Forest East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Photograph of the Author by , Senior reporter

A boy was hit by a car outside his school.

It happened by Coppermill Primary School in Walthamstow just after 3.30pm today (Friday January 11).

Ward councillor Mahmood Hussain witnessed the crash.

He said: "The little boy had just come out of school. He came out into the road and was run over.

"He does not seem badly hurt. The ambulance service are checking him over and he's shocked but luckily it doesn't seem too bad."

It is thought the boy is aged nine or ten.

Liberal Democrat Cllr Hussain has been campaigning with parents for the council to install a crossing outside the school since March 2011.

He added: "This is exactly why we need a crossing and measures to make the road safer."

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4:14pm Fri 11 Jan 13

sunn says...

The council might want to think about their crossing policy. Residents have repeatedly asked for a crossing approximately half-way along The Avenue in Highams Park; cars regularly break the speed limit on the road and there's a blind bend.

Response from the council:

"Unlikely we'll do anything until someone is hurt."
The council might want to think about their crossing policy. Residents have repeatedly asked for a crossing approximately half-way along The Avenue in Highams Park; cars regularly break the speed limit on the road and there's a blind bend. Response from the council: "Unlikely we'll do anything until someone is hurt." sunn
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4:22pm Fri 11 Jan 13

Tom Thumb says...

The roads around the school are clogged with parked cars. The council could clear them away, widen the pavements, and put in parking restrictions, but it prefers to pursue its policy of encouraging multiple car ownership and car travel for short journeys.
Coppermill Road is a mess and the ridiculous speed cushions not only fail to reduce speeds but also encourage drivers to swerve around them.
A crossing would be very easy to put in if the political will was there.
The roads around the school are clogged with parked cars. The council could clear them away, widen the pavements, and put in parking restrictions, but it prefers to pursue its policy of encouraging multiple car ownership and car travel for short journeys. Coppermill Road is a mess and the ridiculous speed cushions not only fail to reduce speeds but also encourage drivers to swerve around them. A crossing would be very easy to put in if the political will was there. Tom Thumb
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4:59pm Fri 11 Jan 13

Young-Gunner43 says...

Absolutely agree that the roads around Coppermill Lane and the school are chaotic, especially in the morning.

However, many of those cars are being driven by parents dropping off children!
Surely these days with local school 'Catchment Areas', everybody must live within walking distance of their child's primary school anyway?

Still, it's hard to legislate for a child running out the school gate and straight into the road - is road safety still taught at schools these days? Whatever happened to the Tufty Club anyway?
Absolutely agree that the roads around Coppermill Lane and the school are chaotic, especially in the morning. However, many of those cars are being driven by parents dropping off children! Surely these days with local school 'Catchment Areas', everybody must live within walking distance of their child's primary school anyway? Still, it's hard to legislate for a child running out the school gate and straight into the road - is road safety still taught at schools these days? Whatever happened to the Tufty Club anyway? Young-Gunner43
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2:25am Sat 12 Jan 13

westside_o says...

Bet you a pound to a penny, the parents dropping off kids/ picking them up double park there too !
It doesn't seem to matter unless its one of their own being harmed.
Hope I'm very wrong.
Wishing the youngster a speedy recovery.
Bet you a pound to a penny, the parents dropping off kids/ picking them up double park there too ! It doesn't seem to matter unless its one of their own being harmed. Hope I'm very wrong. Wishing the youngster a speedy recovery. westside_o
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11:24am Sat 12 Jan 13

SXH says...

Here in leytonstone i make many reports for many years, parents dropping off /picking up kids, double parking, driving off quick with no care for other children, still nothing gets done, it is time the council looked into this before more children get hurt. schools should be priority.

wishing the boy well.
Here in leytonstone i make many reports for many years, parents dropping off /picking up kids, double parking, driving off quick with no care for other children, still nothing gets done, it is time the council looked into this before more children get hurt. schools should be priority. wishing the boy well. SXH
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11:26am Sat 12 Jan 13

SXH says...

P.S we have parking restrictions which parents ignore, they only think of themselves
P.S we have parking restrictions which parents ignore, they only think of themselves SXH
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10:05am Sun 13 Jan 13

stickmanny says...

hope he makes a full recovery


this is what life is worth on the roads?:

http://www.bbc.co.uk
/news/uk-england-not
tinghamshire-2097981
6
hope he makes a full recovery this is what life is worth on the roads?: http://www.bbc.co.uk /news/uk-england-not tinghamshire-2097981 6 stickmanny
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