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Road safety calls after latest child injury in Gravesend

ryan gets taken to hospital
ryan gets taken to hospital

A campaign to get a pedestrian crossing outside a school has been stepped up after a boy was hit by a car.

Parents have been asking Kent County Council for a crossing outside Lawn Road primary and nursery schools in Northfleet High Street for more than a year.

Seven Avenues residents’ association chairman Peter ScollardCORR has now emailed Kent County Council and Gravesham MP Adam Holloway, again asking for action after a 13-year-old boy was taken to hospital.

Teenager Ryan Cann was left battered, scratched and bruised after being knocked down by a car as he tried to cross the road.

The Swan Valley School pupil was thrown over the bonnet.
His mum Louise Scott, 33, said: “It’s terrible here, there’s nowhere safe to cross.

“It’s a miracle Ryan escaped without any broken bones, let alone anything worse, and it’s only a matter of time before somebody is killed.

“I hope some good can come of his accident, and Kent County Council realises how dangerous this road is and do something about it before it’s too late.”

In November last year the Messenger reported parents feared for their children’s safety and were calling for a crossing.

There have been a series of accidents involving schoolchildren in the town over the past fortnight, including the serious injuries suffered by Jade Phillips.

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