15-year-old school pupil hit by car
FURIOUS residents are calling for tighter traffic action after a girl was hit by a car in the second major accident in the road. A 15-year-old school pupil, who has not been named, was on her way to school on Tuesday morning when she was struck by a car a
FURIOUS residents are calling for tighter traffic action after a girl was hit by a car in the second major accident in the road.
A 15-year-old school pupil, who has not been named, was on her way to school on Tuesday morning when she was struck by a car at 8.30am as she crossed Donnington Road, Willesden.
Eyewitnesses said the victim was treated for nearly 40 minutes at the scene before she was taken by air ambulance to a London hospital where police said she was treated for non-life threatening injuries.
It is thought she had got off at a bus stop opposite the back entrance of Capital City Academy School - where she is a student - and was crossing the road in front of the bus when the accident happened as shocked classmates looked on.
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A two-year-old was tragically killed in front of his mother crossing the same road in 2007, and residents say Brent Council have failed to make the road safe since then.
Dr Ahsan Mirza, who lives in Donnington Road, and witnessed both accidents, said: "This is the second time a bad accident has happened on this road, since the buses were introduced.
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"The council put in a zebra crossing but it is 100 yards from the bus stop and the kids don't bother using it.
"I've seen countless children nearly get themselves run over - they get off at the bus stop and rush out.
"I have written to the council about the dangers of this road but nothing has happened. It is a waste of money and of life. For the sake of these kids the council must do something about safety in the street."
It is believed police spoke to the driver of the car, although by the time the Times went to press, it was not known if he had been arrested.
A Brent police spokeswoman said: "Police were called to a road traffic accident in Donnington Road, outside the sports centre at 8.34am on April 27. A 15-year-old girl was hit by a car.
"London Ambulance Service, HEMS and London Fire Brigade attended the scene and the girl was taken to a London hospital with a head and leg injury.
"She was looked at by doctors who say her injuries are not life threatening or life changing. She is being kept in hospital for 24 hours for observation.