Defiant Mum Continues Her Fight for Safety

Article excerpt

PRESSURE is being applied to council chiefs to bring in safety measures on a road where a girl of three cheated death.

Little Lacey Lindars was thrown 20ft through the air when a vehicle hit her while she was playing outside her home in Lilburn Street, North Shields, in September. The youngster, who goes to Spring Gardens Nursery, suffered injuries to her face and mouth but luckily escaped major injury.

But her mum Paula, who witnessed the crash, said it was a miracle she was not more badly hurt.

The 29-year-old launched a campaign calling on North Tyneside Council to make the road safer.

Around 600 people signed a petition and more than 500 joined a Facebook page.

The authority has now confirmed it is looking into ways of raising safety awareness in the area.

A spokesman added: "The council have undertaken traffic surveys and have consulted with the police over this incident. "The survey information has confirmed that speeds are low and that the police have confirmed there are no specific highway issues which contributed to the accident.

"We are currently looking into ways to raise road safety awareness in the area and are considering the options available."

Paula, who also has a nine-year-old daughter, Lauren, says cars do speed down Lilburn Street and feels more should be done to make the area safer, especially as children often play outside. …