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11,000 sign Jasmyn road safety petition

Jasmyn Chan

Jasmyn Chan

More than 11,000 people have signed a petition calling for improved road safety at the spot in Sheffield where 14-year-old Jasmyn Chan was killed.

Petition organiser Sandra Bradley said she had been astonished by the massive support for the campaign.

Sandra now has more than 11,000 signatures calling for better safety measures on Normanton Hill, Intake, with more booklets yet to be returned.

Campaigners want to see a controlled crossing installed on the road, which has a 30mph speed limit.

A Sheffield Council debate on the issue is now set to take place on July 2.

Jasmyn, a Birley Community College student, was killed by a hit-and-run driver as she crossed Normanton Hill last month.

Hundreds of people attended her funeral last week.

Sandra said local residents have been concerned about the safety of the road for ‘decades’.

She said the council has the opportunity to make changes along the road when planned resurfacing work, postponed in the wake of Jasmyn’s death, takes place.

Sandra said the number of people who have signed the petition makes her hopeful action will be taken.

“It is impossible for the council to sweep it under the carpet,” she said.

“We have been talking about speed down this hill for a long, long time.

“It should never have come to this. But if nothing is done on this road, it is going to happen again.

“I can’t express the importance of a controlled crossing.

“The response has been unbelievable.”

Sandra said petition booklets need to be returned to her by June 27.

A 32-year-old man has been bailed in connection with Jasmyn’s death.

n To contact Sandra about returning booklets, call 0114 2656288.

 

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