Safety campaign success

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A NEW speed sign has been installed on the site where a young boy was knocked down by a car in Sheffield.

Residents on the Manor have been campaigning for improved road safety since nine-year-old Mitchell Mason ran out in front of a car on Harborough Avenue in June.

The Woodthorpe Primary pupil was rushed to hospital for emergency surgery after he was knocked down at the accident blackspot, where five roads meet next to a popular park.

Now an energetic community campaign, led by father-of-two Kevan Smith, 54, and backed by Manor Castle councillors Pat Midgley and Terry Fox, has resulted in highways officers installing safety features at the spot.

A speed indicator device has just been erected and a new crossing, dropped kerbs and railings will follow.

Mitchell is learning to walk again at Sheffield Children’s Hospital, having received horrific head injuries. Doctors say he will make a good recovery.