Accident-prone area in Bexon gets speed bump
The Ministry of Infrastructure has erected a speed bump near the Bexon Primary School following a recent accident involving a preschooler in the same area.
Three-year-old Kronus DeLeon was hit by a bus as he attempted to cross the road. He died mere minutes after being rushed to the hospital on Tuesday, September 8th, 2015.
It was reported that DeLeon and his sister had just disembarked from a minibus which had pulled over on the left side of the road. The toddler dashed to meet his mother while his sister was paying the bus fare.
This is not the only serious accident that has occurred along that highway. The Bexon Highway has claimed many lives over the past years and there have been a series of other minor accidents.
President of the National Council of Public Transportation (NCOPT) Godfrey Ferdinand had said in an interview that something needs to be done to address the frequent accidents in the area.
Ferdinand said there are many options that the government could start looking at to help to address it. “Whatever it would take to prevent another death on that stretch of road, we need to try something. We cannot continue allowing it being the way it is,” Ferdinand asserted.
Bexon residents and school officials have hailed the initiative and are hopeful that there will be less accidents.
The new speed bump near Bexon Primary School aims to reduce the
number of accidents.