Changes demanded after boys hit by car outside Myland Primary School, Colchester

Gazette: Police closed off the road where the accident happeneds Police closed off the road where the accident happeneds

PARENTS have called for safety improvements outside a school after two boys were hit by a car on a zebra crossing.

The brothers, aged 11 and six, were were injured outside Myland Primary School, Colchester, on Tuesday, at 3.25pm.

Sarah Sherratt, of Mile End Road, said a traffic island in Mill Road was replaced with a zebra crossing when homes were built on the former Tubswick site.

She said: “It was more prominent because it was in the middle of the road. Now it is just a big open space.”

Mrs Sherratt said Tuesday’s incident had made the schoolchildren more aware of the importance of road safety.

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3:30pm Thu 6 Mar 14

irememberwhen says...

Probably trying to avoid the craters in the road!
Probably trying to avoid the craters in the road! irememberwhen
  • Score: 4

3:34pm Thu 6 Mar 14

Say It As It Is OK? says...

Agreed, the stretch of Mill Road outside the School is like bomb alley.
Agreed, the stretch of Mill Road outside the School is like bomb alley. Say It As It Is OK?
  • Score: 4

4:26pm Thu 6 Mar 14

stewycaz says...

You can't even call them pot holes anymore. One of them is so huge my 5 year old could probably bathe in it! Ridiculous that the council haven't done anything with it! But back on the story, if you happen to be driving down mill road at 3.20 you're going to get stuck for 20 minutes while dribs and drabs of kids and parents cross the road. Wouldn't have happened if lollipop men and women were back in their place.
You can't even call them pot holes anymore. One of them is so huge my 5 year old could probably bathe in it! Ridiculous that the council haven't done anything with it! But back on the story, if you happen to be driving down mill road at 3.20 you're going to get stuck for 20 minutes while dribs and drabs of kids and parents cross the road. Wouldn't have happened if lollipop men and women were back in their place. stewycaz
  • Score: 7

7:21pm Thu 6 Mar 14

jut1972 says...

The zebra is poorly marked. We need traffic calming measures on the approach. Apparently the street can't be made a 20 zone because it's a through road. That's why accidents happen! Too many cars using it as a rat run!

But the parents can help, some park on the yellow zig zags which is lazy selfish and dangerous. Yesterday some idiot even used the school gate to turn around in!
The zebra is poorly marked. We need traffic calming measures on the approach. Apparently the street can't be made a 20 zone because it's a through road. That's why accidents happen! Too many cars using it as a rat run! But the parents can help, some park on the yellow zig zags which is lazy selfish and dangerous. Yesterday some idiot even used the school gate to turn around in! jut1972
  • Score: 9

7:36pm Thu 6 Mar 14

gizabreak says...

The traffic on the top end of mill road where the school and the park for the kids does not have to be a problem if the powers that be would scrap the stupid little bus gate at the end of Nayland road and let the cars and traffic go onto the northern approaches road, or down Defoe crescent if necessary. And the reason they give for not doing this is..........it would make mile-end road too busy.......and there you go. Just proving that with this council...traffic first...children last.
The traffic on the top end of mill road where the school and the park for the kids does not have to be a problem if the powers that be would scrap the stupid little bus gate at the end of Nayland road and let the cars and traffic go onto the northern approaches road, or down Defoe crescent if necessary. And the reason they give for not doing this is..........it would make mile-end road too busy.......and there you go. Just proving that with this council...traffic first...children last. gizabreak
  • Score: 2

8:38am Fri 7 Mar 14

jut1972 says...

Agree with that gizabreak. It's why mill road isn't a 20 mph zone apparently.
Agree with that gizabreak. It's why mill road isn't a 20 mph zone apparently. jut1972
  • Score: 1

4:16pm Fri 7 Mar 14

Ontheball says...

I take it that there is school crossing patrol. I just cringe at some of the stupid road designs this useless County Council come up with. No central refuge - what a joke.

When did ANYONE last see a pothole actually being filled. I've seen nothing of repair crews since last autumn.
I take it that there is school crossing patrol. I just cringe at some of the stupid road designs this useless County Council come up with. No central refuge - what a joke. When did ANYONE last see a pothole actually being filled. I've seen nothing of repair crews since last autumn. Ontheball
  • Score: 1

9:59am Sat 8 Mar 14

A Very Private Gentleman says...

There was no mention in this article or the other corresponding piece of any Police Person being involved on or off duty in this incident, can you enlighten us further with your insights?
As for spelling and reporting this is typical of the alcopops wine bar mentality of the young today, so please do not expect any attention to detail.
What I make of this is:
1. Women drivers again!
2. Women drivers, driving flashy big cars they cannot handle showing off:
3. Insecure and over defensive snobbish people driving bigger cars thinking that they are safe (That remark also applies to yummy mummies driving Chelsea Tractors):
There is no mention of this alleged assailant being named or apprehended by Police (Which by the way does not surprise me with the current bunch we have been lumbered here with in sunny Colchester):
My sincere thoughts with the family of the two injured young gentlemen I have children myself albeit much larger now.
Yes I would like clarity whether the children were struck by this idiot in another vehicle, or were they run over on a pavement?
Either way hit run offences which this case appears to denote are very serious and should this have been an off duty member of a Police Service even more so.
I think the words ROAD CRAFT Advanced Driving Training comes to mind here.
On a final note UndergroundOvergroun
d or really (Justice79)? can now take over with the usual vitriolic and bitter response. (By the way it is more than 100 words on this occasion)
Jack Edward Clarke:
There was no mention in this article or the other corresponding piece of any Police Person being involved on or off duty in this incident, can you enlighten us further with your insights? As for spelling and reporting this is typical of the alcopops wine bar mentality of the young today, so please do not expect any attention to detail. What I make of this is: 1. Women drivers again! 2. Women drivers, driving flashy big cars they cannot handle showing off: 3. Insecure and over defensive snobbish people driving bigger cars thinking that they are safe (That remark also applies to yummy mummies driving Chelsea Tractors): There is no mention of this alleged assailant being named or apprehended by Police (Which by the way does not surprise me with the current bunch we have been lumbered here with in sunny Colchester): My sincere thoughts with the family of the two injured young gentlemen I have children myself albeit much larger now. Yes I would like clarity whether the children were struck by this idiot in another vehicle, or were they run over on a pavement? Either way hit run offences which this case appears to denote are very serious and should this have been an off duty member of a Police Service even more so. I think the words ROAD CRAFT Advanced Driving Training comes to mind here. On a final note UndergroundOvergroun d or really (Justice79)? can now take over with the usual vitriolic and bitter response. (By the way it is more than 100 words on this occasion) Jack Edward Clarke: A Very Private Gentleman
  • Score: 0

10:11pm Sat 8 Mar 14

jut1972 says...

A Very Private Gentleman wrote:
There was no mention in this article or the other corresponding piece of any Police Person being involved on or off duty in this incident, can you enlighten us further with your insights?
As for spelling and reporting this is typical of the alcopops wine bar mentality of the young today, so please do not expect any attention to detail.
What I make of this is:
1. Women drivers again!
2. Women drivers, driving flashy big cars they cannot handle showing off:
3. Insecure and over defensive snobbish people driving bigger cars thinking that they are safe (That remark also applies to yummy mummies driving Chelsea Tractors):
There is no mention of this alleged assailant being named or apprehended by Police (Which by the way does not surprise me with the current bunch we have been lumbered here with in sunny Colchester):
My sincere thoughts with the family of the two injured young gentlemen I have children myself albeit much larger now.
Yes I would like clarity whether the children were struck by this idiot in another vehicle, or were they run over on a pavement?
Either way hit run offences which this case appears to denote are very serious and should this have been an off duty member of a Police Service even more so.
I think the words ROAD CRAFT Advanced Driving Training comes to mind here.
On a final note UndergroundOvergroun

d or really (Justice79)? can now take over with the usual vitriolic and bitter response. (By the way it is more than 100 words on this occasion)
Jack Edward Clarke:
The driver was an off duty met officer.
It wasn't a big flashy car. It was a Mercedes B class.
The children were walking across the zebra crossing they weren't in another car or on the pavement.
[quote][p][bold]A Very Private Gentleman[/bold] wrote: There was no mention in this article or the other corresponding piece of any Police Person being involved on or off duty in this incident, can you enlighten us further with your insights? As for spelling and reporting this is typical of the alcopops wine bar mentality of the young today, so please do not expect any attention to detail. What I make of this is: 1. Women drivers again! 2. Women drivers, driving flashy big cars they cannot handle showing off: 3. Insecure and over defensive snobbish people driving bigger cars thinking that they are safe (That remark also applies to yummy mummies driving Chelsea Tractors): There is no mention of this alleged assailant being named or apprehended by Police (Which by the way does not surprise me with the current bunch we have been lumbered here with in sunny Colchester): My sincere thoughts with the family of the two injured young gentlemen I have children myself albeit much larger now. Yes I would like clarity whether the children were struck by this idiot in another vehicle, or were they run over on a pavement? Either way hit run offences which this case appears to denote are very serious and should this have been an off duty member of a Police Service even more so. I think the words ROAD CRAFT Advanced Driving Training comes to mind here. On a final note UndergroundOvergroun d or really (Justice79)? can now take over with the usual vitriolic and bitter response. (By the way it is more than 100 words on this occasion) Jack Edward Clarke:[/p][/quote]The driver was an off duty met officer. It wasn't a big flashy car. It was a Mercedes B class. The children were walking across the zebra crossing they weren't in another car or on the pavement. jut1972
  • Score: 0

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