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School entrance: Unsafe

School Entrance, UnSafe

Site description

A school is situated near the edge of town. The main entrance was located next to a busy road. There were bus stops on either side of the road and a pedestrian crossing near the school gates.

The accident

A 14-year-old boy was playing with a ball while waiting for his parents to pick him up at the school entrance. A car driver passing the school hit the boy as he ran out into the road.

The consequences

Both the boy's legs were broken and as this was not the first time that such an accident had taken place the school was severely reprimanded. The driver was also taken to court for driving offences.

Updated 2010-03-03