12 rundown each week in Sheffield

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Twelve pedestrians are killed or injured on South Yorkshire’s roads every week, according to new police figures revealed today.

A total of 638 pedestrians was killed or injured in the county in 2012 - an average of almost two a day.

Leasa Mitchell, aged 37, whose son Mitchell was left fighting for life at the age of nine when he was struck by a car on the Manor, Sheffield, in 2011 said she was shocked by the numbers.

“It was horrendous to see my son fighting for life, and he will suffer forever because of what happened,” she said.

“Anything which makes Sheffield’s roads safer would be welcomed by me.”