Residents call for pedestrian safety after child hit by car in Schaerbeek
Wednesday, 29 May 2019
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.