Cornwall

March for pedestrian crossing on Loggans Road

  • 2 February 2013
  • From the section Cornwall
Hayle protest
Image caption Cornwall Council said it was looking at ways to make the road safer

People have called for a pedestrian crossing to be installed on a busy road following the death of a boy.

About 100 people marched through Hayle in Cornwall demanding a crossing on Loggans Road.

The protest was led by the family of Caleb Hollow, 11, killed crossing the road on 7 December. A 13-year-old girl also had a near miss on Wednesday.

The road, which has a 60mph speed limit, runs past a housing estate and sheltered housing.

Caleb was hit on his way to school at Bodriggy Academy and died later of his injuries at Frenchay Hospital, in Bristol.

'Absolutely horrendous'

His mother, Dawn Chapman, said: "It's only a matter of time before it happens again.

"I don't want any other mother, family, to have to go through what we did - it's absolutely horrendous.

"If something had been done a long time ago my son would still be here."

Local councillor John Pollard said he was "very sympathetic" to the demands and Cornwall Council highways officers and police were looking at ways to make the road safer for pedestrians.

Another boy, James Farrar, 12, died in 2002 when he was hit by a van on the road.

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