Saturday, 21 October 2017

Petition after woman hit on crossing

A PETITION has been launched after a woman was struck by a lorry on a zebra crossing in Caversham.

A PETITION has been launched after a woman was struck by a lorry on a zebra crossing in Caversham.

The victim is being treated in hospital for a serious head injury after the incident in Prospect Street at 11.40am on Monday last week.

The road was closed for three hours as the woman, believed to be in her fifties, was treated at the scene and then airlifted to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.

Campaigners have gathered 1,000 signatures on the petition calling for a replacement pelican crossing and have been backed by Reading East MP Rob Wilson. The campaign is being led by Reading borough councillor Claire McDonald and prospective council candidate Ed Hogan, who lives nearby.

Police are investigating the incident and have appealed for witnesses.

To sign the petition, visit www.change.org/p/reading-borough-council-urgent-safety-review-of-zebra-crossing-on-prospect-road-caversham

* A 31-year-old man from North Hinksey, near Oxford, has been arrested on suspicion of driving a motor vehicle dangerously and has been bailed until March 14.



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