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Seaford schoolboy suffers broken leg after being hit by car

An 11-year-old boy was hit by a car at a spot where residents have been calling for safety measures.

He was struck outside his home in Vale Road, Seaford, just after 8am yesterday.

He was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton suffering from heavy bruising and a broken right leg.

Patricia Horrex, who has lived in Vale Road for 50 years, said: “I heard a scream and looked out to see the boy lying in the road.

“It’s a residential area yet people treat it just like a rat run. He is a lovely boy and we just hope he is all right.”

The car, a black Vauxhall Zafira, was being driven by a 35-year-old man accompanied by three passengers.

The driver stopped. The road has been the subject of controversy after a request for traffic calming measures was declined following a council survey.

Simon Armstrong who, with his wife Sam, was involved in the initial campaign, said: “We were talking about this just yesterday and this happening is just horrific.”

Caroline Brereton, a trainee teacher and resident, said: “We want something done. We knew this would happen.”

“It feels like it is safer to drive our kids to school than to let them walk down this road.”

An East Sussex County Council spokesman said: “We did carry out an assessment in August last year which examined the idea of introducing traffic calming measures in Vale Road, but a decision was taken that there were other locations where the need for such a scheme was greater.

“Once the police investigation is complete we will consider whether the circumstances behind this collision merit us looking again at the need for measures.”

Residents plan to move forward with rallying the council for traffic calming measures.

Witnesses can call Sussex Police on 101 or email collis-ion.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk, quoting serial 216 of 21/3.

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10:53pm Sat 22 Mar 14

DougM says...

An awful accident, it would seem to regarded as acceptable judging by the lack of comments.
If someone on a bicycle had ridden into a schoolchild however, I should think the comment section would be overflowing by now.
It is strange the things people in modern society seem to accept as normal.
An awful accident, it would seem to regarded as acceptable judging by the lack of comments. If someone on a bicycle had ridden into a schoolchild however, I should think the comment section would be overflowing by now. It is strange the things people in modern society seem to accept as normal. DougM
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12:55am Sun 23 Mar 14

Gribbet says...

DougM wrote:
An awful accident, it would seem to regarded as acceptable judging by the lack of comments.
If someone on a bicycle had ridden into a schoolchild however, I should think the comment section would be overflowing by now.
It is strange the things people in modern society seem to accept as normal.
True. The angry car mob that keep adding to the whole furore over urban traffic calming measures alway like to ignore the worst parts of the reality.
[quote][p][bold]DougM[/bold] wrote: An awful accident, it would seem to regarded as acceptable judging by the lack of comments. If someone on a bicycle had ridden into a schoolchild however, I should think the comment section would be overflowing by now. It is strange the things people in modern society seem to accept as normal.[/p][/quote]True. The angry car mob that keep adding to the whole furore over urban traffic calming measures alway like to ignore the worst parts of the reality. Gribbet
  • Score: 1

8:28am Sun 23 Mar 14

twonk says...

Too many cars parked in roads because the garage is full of junk. Kids step out between parked cars and wham.
Too many cars parked in roads because the garage is full of junk. Kids step out between parked cars and wham. twonk
  • Score: 3

6:43pm Sun 23 Mar 14

her professional says...

twonk wrote:
Too many cars parked in roads because the garage is full of junk. Kids step out between parked cars and wham.
Surely you're not suggesting parking restrictions???
[quote][p][bold]twonk[/bold] wrote: Too many cars parked in roads because the garage is full of junk. Kids step out between parked cars and wham.[/p][/quote]Surely you're not suggesting parking restrictions??? her professional
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6:45pm Sun 23 Mar 14

her professional says...

DougM wrote:
An awful accident, it would seem to regarded as acceptable judging by the lack of comments.
If someone on a bicycle had ridden into a schoolchild however, I should think the comment section would be overflowing by now.
It is strange the things people in modern society seem to accept as normal.
So true. The whole run from Belgrave Road through to the Alfriston Road needs to be 20mph.
[quote][p][bold]DougM[/bold] wrote: An awful accident, it would seem to regarded as acceptable judging by the lack of comments. If someone on a bicycle had ridden into a schoolchild however, I should think the comment section would be overflowing by now. It is strange the things people in modern society seem to accept as normal.[/p][/quote]So true. The whole run from Belgrave Road through to the Alfriston Road needs to be 20mph. her professional
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8:27pm Sun 23 Mar 14

sussexram40 says...

Unfortunately traffic calming measures are most needed in council estate areas such as this because a minority of persons who reside in such areas are brain dead morons. Hopefully the lad will make a full recovery.
Speed limit in residential / built up areas should be 20 mph nationwide.
Unfortunately traffic calming measures are most needed in council estate areas such as this because a minority of persons who reside in such areas are brain dead morons. Hopefully the lad will make a full recovery. Speed limit in residential / built up areas should be 20 mph nationwide. sussexram40
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