Seven-year-old Katie hit by car in Stroud
CAMPAIGNERS are calling for road safety measures after a seven-year-old girl was hit by a car in Cashes Green.
Young Katie Moss has been left with a broken leg and tyre burns after she was struck by a Landrover Discovery while playing in Stanton Road on Friday night.
Residents of Stanton Road have joined forces and launched a petition calling for traffic calming throughout the estate.
"Katie's very lucky, I don't want to see another child die," said Katie's mum.
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"Drivers come speeding through thinking they look good. Well they won't be looking good when they kill someone. I hope this is a bit of a wake-up call."
Katie's neighbour Adrian Timbrell witnessed the accident on Friday, and says he's already collected more than 250 signatures on the petition.
"It is very lucky that it was a careful driver who wasn't driving at speed. If it had been a speeding car we could be looking at a death," said Adrian. "There have been children playing out on the estate for 20 years, but cars have got faster. The problem isn't just on our road, it's the whole estate."
Police have been informed of the incident and are taking no further action.
Mark Rees, Stroud district councillor for Cainscross is backing the residents' campaign.
"It takes an accident like this to get some action," said Mr Rees.
The issue was discussed at Cainscross Parish Council on Monday night, and there are plans to discuss road safety measures with the county highways department.
"We need to all work together for the good of the community," he said.
Stroud's county councillor Sarah Lunnon has been calling for 20mph speed limits in residential areas.
"All it takes is for our children to behave in a normal childlike manner and the penalty can be immense," she said. "We have literally imprisoned most of our children. For pedestrians it can be 'one false step and you are dead'.
Local highways manager Richard Gray said: "We've been made aware of the concerns raised by residents and will be happy to meet with them and local councillors to discuss their proposals."