Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

A66 Safety Fence in Place

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

A66 Safety Fence in Place

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Byline: MIKE BROWN mike.brown@trinitymirror.com @MIKEBROWNGAZ

NEW fencing has been put up on the A66 after a child was knocked over on the busy road.

The move - on a stretch at North Ormesby - comes after six-year-old Harley Coleman broke his leg and received facial injuries following a collision.

More people have been crossing the road at this point to use the new pub, KFC and Costa Coffee, say Middlesbrough Council. Many also dash across the dual carriageway before and after matches at the Riverside Stadium.

Now, the authority has now put up 165m of two-metre high fencing, along the westbound carriageway.

Cllr Lewis Young, Middlesbrough Council's executive member for economic development and infrastructure, and ward councillor for North Ormesby, said: "Fortunately serious accidents are relatively rare on Middlesbrough's roads.

"However we can never afford to be complacent and, understandably, this latest accident has led to local residents asking for more safety measures alongside the A66. …

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