A MOTHER who is campaigning for better safety measures in a Northwood street hopes a compromise can be reached with opponents of the plans.
Lisa Millet was with her nine year-old daughter, Olivia, in 2010 when the youngster was hit by a car in Carew Road, while walking to nearby St Helen’s School.
Olivia was not seriously injured but now Mrs Millet, who used to park five minutes away, refuses to let her walk the short journey and drives her to school instead.
After the accident, she called on Hillingdon Council to improve safety in the street.
An assessment by traffic officers recommended installing speed tables, a crossing and a 20mph zone, but neighbours objected to the proposals.
The Gazette reported in September how they felt the speed tables would create noise as cars passed over them and, together with the crossing, would turn the tree-lined avenue into a ‘jungle of road markings, humps and extra street furniture’.
They said they would be willing to accept the speed reduction.
Councillor Keith Burrows, cabinet member for transport, promised to hold a fresh assessment of the street after both parties submitted petitions to the council.
Mrs Millet was holding Olivia’s hand while crossing the road when the car struck her daughter, running over her foot.
There has been another accident in the street when a pupil at Frithwood Primary School broke away from a parent, ran into the road and was struck.
Mrs Millet said: “I hope we can reach some sort of compromise.
“I sympathise with their concern but they are more concerned with preserving their street rather than children’s safety.
“There are two schools nearby and no crossing. If there was, a lot more parents might walk their children to school instead of driving.”
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