7-year-old girl knocked down by car in Clitheroe

7-year-old girl knocked down by car in Clitheroe

7-year-old girl knocked down by car in Clitheroe

First published in News

A SEVEN-YEAR-OLD girl was taken to hospital with a suspected hip injury after she was knocked down in Clitheroe.

The youngster was in Castle Street, which had to be blocked off by police, when she was involved in a collision with a Toyota Yaris.

The North West Air Ambulance was scrambled in case the girl needed immediate hospital treatment.

But when paramedics arrived, her injuries were determined to be ‘non-dangerous’ and she was taken to the Royal Blackburn Hospital by land ambulance.

The incident happened around 11am on Saturday.

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2:22pm Tue 4 Mar 14

The Prodigal Son Returns says...

Although I am not aware of the circumstances surrounding this incident, and I sincerely hope that the young girl makes a full recovery, I would like to take this opportunity to comment about the modernisation and design of this road.
Either LCC or RVBC a few years ago had taken it upon themselves to lay cobbled surfaces traversing the road in at least three places along Castle Street. These appear to those unwary as pedestrian walkways similar to pedestrian crossings but without the necessary warnings or indeed signage to that effect. As a result every day many pedestrians simply use them as a means to cross and often cars do stop to allow them to do so, most do not. But they are not pedestrian crossings. They are an invitation to use them as such but are I believe either traffic calming measures, which do not work or some attempt to keep the road in a manner in keeping with an olde world type landscape. Many near misses have been witnessed and drivers rightly so under the impression that these are not crossings simply dive over them as normal. May I suggest that either they are turned into proper crossings with the necessary signage or laid flat so the confusion is removed. Better still make the whole of Castle Street pedestrian only.
Although I am not aware of the circumstances surrounding this incident, and I sincerely hope that the young girl makes a full recovery, I would like to take this opportunity to comment about the modernisation and design of this road. Either LCC or RVBC a few years ago had taken it upon themselves to lay cobbled surfaces traversing the road in at least three places along Castle Street. These appear to those unwary as pedestrian walkways similar to pedestrian crossings but without the necessary warnings or indeed signage to that effect. As a result every day many pedestrians simply use them as a means to cross and often cars do stop to allow them to do so, most do not. But they are not pedestrian crossings. They are an invitation to use them as such but are I believe either traffic calming measures, which do not work or some attempt to keep the road in a manner in keeping with an olde world type landscape. Many near misses have been witnessed and drivers rightly so under the impression that these are not crossings simply dive over them as normal. May I suggest that either they are turned into proper crossings with the necessary signage or laid flat so the confusion is removed. Better still make the whole of Castle Street pedestrian only. The Prodigal Son Returns
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11:31am Wed 5 Mar 14

tea_lady says...

The Prodigal Son Returns wrote:
Although I am not aware of the circumstances surrounding this incident, and I sincerely hope that the young girl makes a full recovery, I would like to take this opportunity to comment about the modernisation and design of this road.
Either LCC or RVBC a few years ago had taken it upon themselves to lay cobbled surfaces traversing the road in at least three places along Castle Street. These appear to those unwary as pedestrian walkways similar to pedestrian crossings but without the necessary warnings or indeed signage to that effect. As a result every day many pedestrians simply use them as a means to cross and often cars do stop to allow them to do so, most do not. But they are not pedestrian crossings. They are an invitation to use them as such but are I believe either traffic calming measures, which do not work or some attempt to keep the road in a manner in keeping with an olde world type landscape. Many near misses have been witnessed and drivers rightly so under the impression that these are not crossings simply dive over them as normal. May I suggest that either they are turned into proper crossings with the necessary signage or laid flat so the confusion is removed. Better still make the whole of Castle Street pedestrian only.
Whilst I agree with most of your post, I cannot agree with your suggestion to pedestrianise the whole of Castle St. Do you realise the impact this will have on surrounding roads, particularly Parson Lane, Station Rd, Bawdlands? Not to mention the backlog created down Moor Lane to Whalley Rd and surrounding streets. What about shop deliveries to those businesses who rely on suppliers being able to use the loading bay on Castle St? Or the charity shops relying on donations from people able to park in the loading bay to drop off. You cannot have a pedestrian only road on Castle St, but allow deliveries - it won't work. I can guarantee you now that the loading bay will be used as a parking bay by those who cannot be bothered to park legally.
[quote][p][bold]The Prodigal Son Returns[/bold] wrote: Although I am not aware of the circumstances surrounding this incident, and I sincerely hope that the young girl makes a full recovery, I would like to take this opportunity to comment about the modernisation and design of this road. Either LCC or RVBC a few years ago had taken it upon themselves to lay cobbled surfaces traversing the road in at least three places along Castle Street. These appear to those unwary as pedestrian walkways similar to pedestrian crossings but without the necessary warnings or indeed signage to that effect. As a result every day many pedestrians simply use them as a means to cross and often cars do stop to allow them to do so, most do not. But they are not pedestrian crossings. They are an invitation to use them as such but are I believe either traffic calming measures, which do not work or some attempt to keep the road in a manner in keeping with an olde world type landscape. Many near misses have been witnessed and drivers rightly so under the impression that these are not crossings simply dive over them as normal. May I suggest that either they are turned into proper crossings with the necessary signage or laid flat so the confusion is removed. Better still make the whole of Castle Street pedestrian only.[/p][/quote]Whilst I agree with most of your post, I cannot agree with your suggestion to pedestrianise the whole of Castle St. Do you realise the impact this will have on surrounding roads, particularly Parson Lane, Station Rd, Bawdlands? Not to mention the backlog created down Moor Lane to Whalley Rd and surrounding streets. What about shop deliveries to those businesses who rely on suppliers being able to use the loading bay on Castle St? Or the charity shops relying on donations from people able to park in the loading bay to drop off. You cannot have a pedestrian only road on Castle St, but allow deliveries - it won't work. I can guarantee you now that the loading bay will be used as a parking bay by those who cannot be bothered to park legally. tea_lady
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