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A Year Seven student at Chiswick School was injured when she was hit by a vehicle while crossing the road outside the school in Staveley Road this week.

The incident has led pupils to write to Hounslow Council asking for 'School Ahead' warning signs or other safety measures to be posted in the area around the entrances to the school. The road currently has a 20 Mph limit although this is widely ignored.

The girl, who is recovering in hospital with two broken arms, was hit while crossing the road to catch her bus home on Wednesday (13 March).

Police Community Safety Officers who were in the school holding a meeting with staff were quickly on the scene and sealed off Staveley Road for some time. The driver of the van stopped at the scene.

A doctor who was in a car travelling behind witnessed the accident and also helped to administer first aid.

School staff and parents who were nearby also came to assist and an ambulance was called to take the girl to hospital.

The school headteacher Laura Ellener praised the response of staff, parents and the police and said everyone had been very supportive.

She added there were discussions taking place as to whether Hounslow Council could put in place extra safety measures, such as School Ahead warning signs, crossings, or bollards.

A police statement said,"On Wednesday 13th March 2019 just after 4 p.m. police were called to Staveley Road, W4, responding to reports that an 11-year-old had been involved in a road traffic collision.

"Local Officers and Offices from the Roads and Transport Policing Command Unit attended along with the London Ambulance Service and located the youth who was being cared for by local school teachers.

"One vehicle was involved and the driver stopped at the scene.

"Temporary road closures were put in place. The youth was taken to a London hospital where their condition was deemed not life threatening or changing."

March 17, 2019

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