Residents call for pedestrian safety after child hit by car in Schaerbeek
Share article:
Share article:

Residents call for pedestrian safety after child hit by car in Schaerbeek

A road safety group called the crossing where the accident occurred one of the most dangerous for pedestrians. Credit: Institut Champagnat

After a three-year-old girl was hit crossing the street last Friday in Schaerbeek, students from the Holy Family and Champagnat primary schools have taken action to promote road safety.

On Tuesday, students tied teddy bears and signs with messages about safe driving to gates outside the primary schools. The Friday before, a young girl was crossing the street with her mother when she was struck by a car and broke her leg, reported Bruzz.

1030/0, a movement in Schaerbeek to reduce road deaths, says the street where the accident occurred is dangerous for pedestrians because of the high volume of traffic.

The group called for a “winged” pedestrian crossing, which would widen the current crossing and force cars to stop earlier. 1030/0 also proposed having the lights for pedestrians in all directions at a nearby intersection turn green at the same time.

Sam Nelson
The Brussels Times

Latest news

Visitors to embark on Orient Express adventure at Brussels exhibition
An exhibition dedicated to the Orient Express – the train that was the scene for many novels, including Agatha Christie's – allows visitors to ...
Offers for fake Covid Safe Tickets circulating on social media
As the Covid Safe Ticket (CST) becomes mandatory in many places across Belgium, offers for forgeries are increasingly circulating on social media. ...
Belgium in Brief: Feeling Good/ Pandemic Law
Yesterday I said I was writing a newsletter I didn't want to write again. Today I'm writing another one ahead of a meeting that wasn't supposed ...
Eating less meat won’t actually help much with Flemish CO2 emissions
When it comes to the ways in which ordinary people can help to reduce CO2 emissions, eating less meat is often touted as an important solution. ...
At least one in seven coronavirus patients suffers from long-term Covid
Six months after becoming infected with the coronavirus, at least one in seven people still show symptoms connected to the infection, varying from ...
Operation Sky ECC: Major arrests and another large scale operation
A major operation took place last night in Belgium as a result of Operation Sky ECC, the name given to an investigation into organised crime that ...
Consultative Committee expected to discuss telework and state of emergency
On Tuesday afternoon, Belgium's Consultative Committee will be meeting earlier than expected to discuss the worsening epidemiological situation. ...
Highest number of new Covid-19 cases recorded since November 2020
The number of people testing positive for the coronavirus in Belgium is continuing to increase and has now reached levels last recorded in November ...
Prototype test plane crashes in Belgium after pilot ejects
A prototype aircraft crashed on Sunday afternoon in Yves-Gomezée (Walcourt, Namur province) during a test flight, according to several local media ...
EU questions Israeli decision to ban Palestinian NGOs
The Israeli government’s decision on Friday to outlaw six Palestinian civil society organisations operating in the West Bank has caused consternation ...
Gare Maritime: Brussels’ most exciting new architectural project
A generation ago, the Gare Maritime in the Tour & Taxis industrial site was an abandoned wasteland. It is now a model for urban renewal and ...
More politicians than ordinary citizens at the Conference on the Future of Europe
The second Plenary of the Conference took place on Saturday in the European Parliament in Strasbourg and discussed the contributions from the ...