Call for action after 13-year-old girl is left with 'life changing' injuries in crash on road near Sheffield

An opposition councillor is set to for Rotherham Council to review safety measures on a Brinsworth road where a 13 year old girl was left with ‘life changing’ injuries following a collision.

By Danielle Andrews, Local Democracy Reporter
Friday, 7th January 2022, 3:06 pm
Updated Friday, 7th January 2022, 4:19 pm

Councillor Adam Carter, who represents the Brinsworth ward for the Liberal Democrats, has called for a review of safety measures on Whitehill Lane, where a 13-year-old girl was seriously injured after a collision with a car on December 13.

Police say a grey BMW, and a pedestrian were “in collision” on Whitehill Lane at around 4pm, and arrested the driver, a 23-year-old man, at the scene on suspicion of drugs offences. He was released under investigation.

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"Given this has come to a head now we absolutely need to make sure we have all the information to take action."

Coun Carter says that although police regularly allocate a mobile speed van to the area, the council should also use data from speed signs to asses the frequency of speeders on the 30mph stretch of road.

“Given this has come to a head now we absolutely need to make sure we have all the information to take action,” he told the local democracy reporting service.

Councillor Carter added that residents have shared their concerns about speeding on the stretch, and he is set to ask the Labour administration to commit to review safety measures at the next full council meeting on January 12.