A GRIEVING mother whose son died in a crash is calling for improvements on the road outside his school to ensure no other parent endures the pain of losing a child.

Gemma Leigh Painter lost her son Leo in a triple fatal car crash on the A44 in Spetchley, near Worcester, on February 22.

Six-year-old Leo Painter died in a car crash along with Claire Adkins, aged 39, and Courtney Hemming, aged 26, as he was leaving Abigail's Place school.

Six-year-old Leo Painter. Six-year-old Leo Painter. (Image: Gemma Painter)

Hundreds of people have already signed a petition calling for improvements on the stretch of road where crash happened, set up by the mum, from Kidderminster.

She said there is a 20mph speed limit outside many schools across Worcestershire, but the road by Abigail's Place has a 50mph limit.

There is also hope that a sign will be installed to alert drivers that a school is nearby.

It is hoped that the camera and the signs will encourage drivers to reduce their speed and alert people that a school is approaching.

"It annoys me a lot that places with schools have a reduced 20mph limit," she said.

"I don't want anyone going through what I went through.

"Something needs to be done."

The petition has already received over 1,000 signatures on Change.org.

She added: "Thank you to everyone who has already signed my petition."

"Leo would be happy to see the change made as he is no longer here to do it himself."

Abigail's Place declined to comment.

A spokesperson for Worcestershire County Council said: "We can confirm that work to add give way markings to both access roads are now complete.

"Works to upgrade the existing junction warning signs and 'SLOW' markings and add further speed limit signage in this area are also due to be completed imminently."

The petition can be found at www.change.org/p/speed-camera-spetchley-road.

* Joe-Lewis Tyler, age 33 and of Grenville Road, Dines Green, pleaded not guilty to all charges related to the fatal crash on the A44 in Spetchley on February 22.

He pleaded not guilty to three counts of causing death by dangerous driving, three counts of causing death while uninsured, one count of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and one count of taking a motor vehicle without the owner's consent.

Tyler will now appear at Worcester Crown Court on Tuesday, August 27 for trial by jury.