Hopes Jasmyn Chan crossing in Sheffield will ‘save lives’

Picture shows Jasmyn Chan, 14-years-old. Today was the funeral of the 14 year old girl who was killed in a hit and run incident. See Ross Parry copy RPYFUNERAL : A teenage hit-and-run victim who died after she bravely pushed her friend out of the way of an oncoming car was given a "hero's sendoff" at her funeral yesterday (Fri).  Over 1,000 mourners turned out to pay tribute to 14-year-old Jasmyn Chan and heard her selfless act was not something learned in a few seconds but rather "a way of life" to her.''Tom Maddick / Rossparry.co.uk
Picture shows Jasmyn Chan, 14-years-old. Today was the funeral of the 14 year old girl who was killed in a hit and run incident. See Ross Parry copy RPYFUNERAL : A teenage hit-and-run victim who died after she bravely pushed her friend out of the way of an oncoming car was given a "hero's sendoff" at her funeral yesterday (Fri). Over 1,000 mourners turned out to pay tribute to 14-year-old Jasmyn Chan and heard her selfless act was not something learned in a few seconds but rather "a way of life" to her.''Tom Maddick / Rossparry.co.uk
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The mum of schoolgirl Jasmyn Chan hopes lives will be saved in her name by a new crossing to be installed on the road where she was killed.

The mum of schoolgirl Jasmyn Chan hopes lives will be saved in her name by a new crossing to be installed on the road where she was killed.

Sheffield Council’s cabinet today formally approved the £250,000 pedestrian crossing, which is to be installed on Normanton Hill, Intake next year.

Thousands of people called for action to improve safety on the road after Jasmyn, 14, was killed in a hit-and-run in May. She had pushed her friend out of the way of an oncoming car.

The new facility will be called ‘Jazzy’s Crossing’ and include a plaque, while a jasmine flower will be planted.

Jasmyn’s mum Paula McCullie said: “I’m pleased there will be a lasting tribute to Jasmyn.

“Her last action was to save a life, hopefully many more will be saved in her name.”

The cabinet meeting also heard a new school crossing warden had been found to work on the road after several months and would start ‘within days’.

Two new vehicle activated signs which flash a skull and crossbones at drivers who are breaking the 30mph speed limit have been installed, and safety education work carried out with school pupils.

Hundreds of drivers have been caught speeding at the site since the collision, one at more than double the limit.

Coun Jack Scott, cabinet member for the environment, said: “To make sure this tragedy never happens again we had to make sure that we brought people together.

“It shocked the community - we had to respond to that as a council by working with people to help children stay safe.”