SPEED cameras could be introduced on a busy main road in Baxenden.

They are one option in a drive for better safety on Manchester Road, which already has a 30mph limit.

Others include widening sections of the kerb.

The measures, being considered by Lancashire County Council, follow several accidents on the road. One victim was eight-year-old Alexander Tolley who was struck by a Stagecoach bus earlier this month, although there is no indication that the driver was speeding.

Alexander, a pupil at Peel Park Primary School, suffered serious head and abdominal injuries and is said to be making good progress at the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, at Pendlebury.

County engineer Peter Andrews gave an update on the planned scheme to Baxenden area council at St Stephen's Church Hall.

He said they were doing everything they could to try to bring down the number of accidents and persuade people to drive safely.

He said the council would make a final decision on the scheme to be introduced at the end of May, but was still open to suggestions from the public.

Traffic lights at the junction of Southwood Drive had been discounted as too expensive, and a mini-roundabout was impractical.