Parents launch safety campaign at ‘blackspot’

Parents from Cantley and Bessacarr are campaigning for traffic precautions on Goodison Boulevard, after a recent accident in which a young boy was injured. Picture: Liz Mockler D2863LM
Parents from Cantley and Bessacarr are campaigning for traffic precautions on Goodison Boulevard, after a recent accident in which a young boy was injured. Picture: Liz Mockler D2863LM
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COUNCIl chiefs have promised to take investigate a Doncaster accident ‘blackspot’ after parents demanded a pedestrian crossing.

They have launched a road safety campaign after a nine-year-old boy suffered head and chest injuries when he was struck by a car on Goodison Boulevard, Cantley, near The Co-operative store.

Protest organiser and mum-of-four Sue Chadwick, aged 31, of Church Lane, said: “We’re not going to give up on this as something really needs to be done to improve conditions before someone is killed.”

Another mum who is keen to support the petition is Caroline Mouse, aged 43.

Her 11-year-old daughter Kerry was hit by a car in Goodison Boulevard last year.

Caroline said: “She was really shaken.

“She was actually thrown into the air by the impact.

“She broke her finger and her shin bone in the crash.”

Dad-of-four Liam Cross, aged 25, of Brockhole Close, said: “When I was a kid, there used to be a crossing lady on this stretch of road.

“It’s just not safe for the kids to cross.

“There have been a number of times when I’ve stood in the middle of the road to stop cars myself.”

Doncaster Council’s director of regeneration and environment, Peter Dale, said: “In order to fully assess the need for a crossing facility at Goodison Boulevard, we will be taking a close look at the amount of traffic and pedestrians using this area.

“In the meantime, we will engage with Hatchell Wood School regarding the potential to enhance the level of road safety education and training activities undertaken.”

Anyone who would like to support the campaign can join Sue’s Facebook group - Crossing At Goodison Boulevard.