‘Make this road safe for our children’

RTA, Broadway, Lupset, Wakefield
RTA, Broadway, Lupset, Wakefield

People are calling for a road to be made safe after two children were knocked down as they walked to school.

Ebony Meek, six, and Tyler Woods, four, were hit by a car on Broadway, in Lupset, last month as they walked to Snapethorpe Primary School.

Our readers – along with prospective Labour parliamentary candidate for Wakefield, Mary Creagh – have called for a 20mph speed limit to be introduced on the road which is used by hundreds of schoolchildren.

Broadway is also used as a shortcut by motorists going to and from the M1 motorway.

It currently has a 30mph speed limit, two speed cameras and other traffic calming measures.

But Tyler’s dad, Wayne Woods, of Milton Road, said: “Broadway is dangerous, it needs to be made safe for our children.

“The speed needs restricting to 20mph to prevent this happening again.

“Both children were very lucky but next time someone else might not be as fortunate.”

Ms Creagh said: “Local Labour councillors Hilary Mitchell and Kevin Swift have met with the police and the school and we are pushing for the council’s road safety officers to visit the school.

“I will be working closely with councillors and residents to see how we make this road safer for local people and children, including looking at a 20mph speed limit.”