Burn­side Pri­mary pupil hit by car as par­ents voice fears

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

A child was hit by a car af­ter run­ning out from be­hind a parked bus at Burn­side Pri­mary’s tem­po­rary home on Craw­furd Road.

The in­ci­dent was con­firmed by South La­nark­shire Coun­cil days af­ter par­ents of chil­dren at­tend­ing the school said a young­ster could be knocked down be­cause the num­ber of cars parked out­side the school made cross­ing the road more dif­fi­cult.

Sim­i­lar to what many par­ents had feared, the pupil was hit af­ter he/she walked out in front of a car from be­hind the bus drop­ping chil­dren off at their de­cant prop­erty, the for­mer Spit­tal Pri­mary.

Jim Gil­hooly, ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of ed­u­ca­tion re­source at South La­nark­shire Coun­cil, said the child was not se­ri­ously in­jured as there had been min­i­mal con­tact.

He said:“There was an in­ci­dent the week be­gin­ning Jan­uary 11, 2016, where a child ran from be­hind the school bus, drop­ping off at Craw­furd Road, in front of a car.

“The child and the driver of the car were not in­jured.

“This in­ci­dent was re­ported to Strath­clyde Partnership for Trans­port and the police were in­formed.

“The school has been work­ing with pupils, par­ents and car­ers to pro­mote road safety and to re­mind par­ents and car­ers to park safely when drop­ping off or col­lect­ing pupils from the school bus.”

The Re­former re­ported last week that Burn­side par­ents had re­quested peo­ple trans­port­ing chil­dren to school do not park so close to the pick up point and bus stop as it was be­com­ing in­creas­ingly dan­ger­ous for the dozens of chil­dren climb­ing on and off the bus at the start and end of the school day.

A spokesman for South La­nark­shire Coun­cil also con­firmed it had not re­ceived a re­quest for a school cross­ing pa­trol on Craw­furd Road, but stated any re­quest for a new pa­troller would be as­sessed in line with cur­rent coun­cil cri­te­ria.

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