Schoolgirl hit twice by cars on School Road, Quedgeley
SCHOOLGIRL Gabrielle Gardner has been knocked down twice on the same road – and on Friday another teenage girl was hit by a car at the same location.
Now Gabrielle's mother Rachael is calling for action on the dangerous stretch at School Lane, in Quedgeley.
In the latest incident, a schoolgirl was struck by a car outside Severn Vale School at 8.20am on Thursday – at the same spot where Gabrielle was knocked down in September.
She was treated at the scene by paramedics for an injury to her knee.
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Gabrielle, 14, was being walked to school with her mother when the accident happened.
Rachael said: "We need something to happen on this road urgently. I don't want it to take someone's death to see action. I am walking to and from the school every day with Gabrielle now. I know she should be able to do this by herself but I just don't trust the cars."
The incident brought back painful memories of last year, when Gabrielle was struck by an off-duty paramedic. She suffered a broken collar bone, concussion and a gash in her head.
Just two years earlier she was hit around the corner in Field Court Drive and was left with head injuries and a fractured leg.
She has suffered fits since then – and there were fears that Thursday's incident would spark another seizure.
Rachael said: "It really shook us up. The stress can trigger the epilepsy again so we were very worried."
Peter Rowland, head teacher of Severn Vale School, recently introduced a road safety action plan.
Quedgeley's county councillor Jackie Hall has vowed to fast-track planned safety improvements for the stretch of road.
She ordered new road markings and signs to warn drivers that the area is a school zone weeks ago. She said: "Hopefully these safety measures will go some way in addressing this situation."