Boy, 7, hit by car outside school

August 16 2016

EXTRA traffic has been blamed for an accident outside a school where a seven-year-old boy was hit by a car.

EXTRA traffic has been blamed for an accident outside a  school where a seven-year-old boy was hit by a car.

The child was taken to hospital with serious leg injuries after the incident which took place outside Bannerman Road Community Academy in Graham Road.

The accident, at around 3pm on Wednesday July 13, took place close to Easton Road, which has been closed since February while work on the railway bridge is carried out.

Residents say the closure, which is expected to last until November, has led to extra traffic on local roads like Graham Road as drivers search for alternative routes.

Drivers are urged to use the official diversion of the A420 Lawrence Hill and Russell Town Avenue but because that area is often congestion they look for other routes.

One resident said it was “only matter of time” until a child was injured because of the additional traffic.

The boy was taken to Bristol Children’s Hospital after two South Western Ambulance Service paramedics and a critical care team from the Great Western Air Ambulance attended to the child.

The driver of the car involved remained on the scene.

Avon and Somerset police say any witnesses should come forward quoting the log number 657 of July 13.