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Boy, 10, hit by car at junction of Abbey Road and Farleigh Road, Pershore
A BOY suffered concussion and was left shaken and bruised after he was hit by a car on a notoriously congested and “very dangerous” road.
Emergency services were called at 3.25pm last Wednesday to the junction of Abbey Road and Farleigh Road, Pershore, after the 10-year-old was hit by a yellow Peugeot 207.
The Year 6 pupil at Abbey Park Middle School in Pershore was taken to Worcestershire Royal Hospital after the crash which caused him to land on the bonnet of the car.
He is now recovering at home on crutches but remains badly shaken up.
Headteacher Lynn Evans said he was making a good recovery but the accident had ignited fears over the safety of the road which had been highlighted in a previous assembly at the school.
“I’ve spoken to his mum and she’s immensely relieved he’s going to be okay,” she said.
“She doesn’t blame the driver. The little boy came from behind a bus, and it was in a very congested spot.
“Fortunately the car was going extremely slowly.
“It was just 100 yards away from the school.
“It’s a very dangerous road.
“It’s a very narrow road and there have been some issues. “My concern is, children being able to cross the road in a safe way. If these cars are parked there, is it safe?”
Worcestershire county councillor Liz Tucker, who represents Pershore, said parking had been an issue for residents.
“The parking on that road is a problem but the solution isn’t clear,” she said.
“Like a lot of schools in the country you have a lot of parents wanting to pick their children up by car which adds to the congestion.
“This situation has come up since the time when people stopped using the car park and I suppose they are worried they might get charged.
“It seems a shame that there are plenty of spaces there that are empty.” Police do not plan to take any further action over the incident but at a Police and Community Together (PACT) meeting on Tuesday, members discussed the possibility of allowing parents to use the car park opposite the school while picking up their children, without being charged, to help ease the situation.
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