Campaign for safer crossing at Six Lane Ends

SIGN HERE Petitioners want a new crossing at Six Lane Ends.
SIGN HERE Petitioners want a new crossing at Six Lane Ends.

A campaign for a new crossing has been set up after a boy was left with serious injuries when he was hit by a taxi.

People living near Six Lane Ends in Heckmondwike have signed a petition calling for the crossing following accidents in the area.

The move comes after a 13-year-old boy was left critically ill after being knocked down in Leeds Road at the junction on August 22.

He sustained a serious head injury and was taken by air ambulance to Leeds General Infirmary.

Serge Notay, from Nisa Stores which is at the busy junction, started the petition, said: “Customers have been talking about it – they say it’s needed round here, and it prompted me to do something about it.

“We need a safer way to cross the road and make the junction safer. It’s not just for kids, it’s for everyone.”

Mr Notay said the boy’s injuries and other ‘near misses’ were at the root of the campaign.

He said the petition would be sent to Kirklees Council and Spen MP Mike Wood.

He said: “In a week we’ve had over 100 signatures. People feel very strongly about it – it’s quite a big issue.

“People have been saying it’s urgently needed – the road is very dangerous, and will someone have to be killed before something is done?”

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