Plea for speed bumps after child is hurt in road crash

Jamie Gardiner wants traffic-calming measures introduced outside his tattoo parlour on The Roundway

Jamie Gardiner wants traffic-calming measures introduced outside his tattoo parlour on The Roundway

First published in News Oxford Mail: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter covering Blackbird Leys and Greater Leys. Call me on 01865 425403

RISINGHURST businesses are campaigning for speed bumps to be installed after a car collided with a child.

Tattoo parlour Oxford Ink is calling for Oxfordshire County Council to put in the speed calming measures on The Roundway after a boy was hurt on Wednesday.

Tattooist Jamie Gardiner and his colleagues called an ambulance and the police after the collision outside the parlour.

The child was taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital with non life-threatening injuries, and was reportedly kept overnight for observation.

The incident involved a silver Renault Clio. The female driver gave a statement to the police and has not been arrested.

The next day Oxford Ink staff began the campaign, posting flyers in the other shops and businesses on the road.

Mr Gardiner said: “We want speed bumps or some other measure to stop drivers going so quick. People just go too fast up and down this part of the road.”

The Roundway is a small sliproad between London Road and the eastern branch of the ring road with houses and a promenade of eight shops, including a supermarket, cafe and pharmacy.

Mr Gardiner added: “There are close misses nearly every day. It was going to happen sooner or later. This was the final straw.”

Related links

Selma Harb owns the Roundway Pharmacy on the promenade.

She said: “A lot of people seem to speed along here as if there’s nobody around.

“By the shops the cars are parked on both sides, so if you’re going faster than you should be it’s hard to see what’s going on on the pavement.

County cabinet member for transport David Nimmo Smith said: “I didn’t know there had been an accident.

“If it was a main road then I would say no [to speed bumps] because we have to keep the traffic moving, but it’s a residential road in a residential area.

“I’m not going to make any promises, but it’s certainly something we can look at.”

County council spokesman Martin Crabtree said: “We do not currently have any plans for traffic calming at this location. We prioritise our limited resources towards areas where there is most need.

“The police investigate the circumstances of all accidents such as this, and we will look at their findings when they are available.”

  • Our top stories:

Operation Bullfinch child trafficking suspect rebailed

Oxford Mail: Scales of Justice

8:00am Friday 30th January 2015

A man arrested as part of Operation Bullfinch on suspicion of child sexual exploitation in Oxford has been rebailed.

Headteachers say 2014 results have been made meaningless

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Friday 30th January 2015

HEADTEACHERS have hit out at Government changes that they say have made this year’s league tables meaningless.

Man in court charged with arsons including blaze at council HQ

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Friday 30th January 2015

A man charged with a series of arson attacks is due to appear at Oxford Crown Court today.

Road deaths rise with 27 dead but officials say it is still historically low

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Friday 30th January 2015

THE father of Liberty Baker, the schoolgirl killed in a collision while walking to school, has called for more 20mph zones.

Election tensions begin to rise as Cameron tells rival: My daughter is a better baker than you

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Friday 30th January 2015

PRIME Minister David Cameron has said his 11-year-old daughter Nancy would “thrash” his Labour party rival in Witney, Duncan Enright, in a pre-General Election bake off.

Oxfordshire GCSE results beat national average despite Government-imposed changes + tables

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Friday 30th January 2015

OFFICIAL GCSE results published yesterday show schools in Oxfordshire are doing better than the national average.

Rape complainant in Banbury sex case denies lying

Oxford Mail: Scales of Justice

6:00am Friday 30th January 2015

A GIRL who says she was raped when she was 14 repeatedly denied making up the allegation yesterday.

Man accused of child sex exploitation in Oxford made "extremely poor choices" jury hears

Oxford Mail: Oxford Crown Court

6:00am Friday 30th January 2015

A BARRISTER told a jury her client had made a mistake by "hanging around" with a man convicted of a conspiracy to rape a teenage girl.

Beds in sheds: Almost 300 illegal dwellings across Oxford

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Thursday 29th January 2015

THERE are almost 300 illegal dwellings currently across the city, with officials warning the number could rise.

UPDATE: Reports of snow in Chipping Norton and Carterton as warning issued for county

Oxford Mail: Ice warning for Sussex after more snow falls

12:06pm Thursday 29th January 2015

There have been reports of snow in Chipping Norton and Carterton as the county was issued a warning for wintry weather.

Tables: GCSE and A Level results for 2014

Oxford Mail:

12:30pm Thursday 29th January 2015

Results tables released by the Department for Education

Sheep dies after flock stray onto A40 near Wolvercote

Oxford Mail: Swampy the sheep and her lamb

9:33am Thursday 29th January 2015

A SHEEP was killed in an incident which closed the A40 near Wolvercote for almost half an hour last night.

Alfie Potter desperate to get smile back after moving from Oxford United

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Thursday 29th January 2015

ALFIE Potter says he will always have great memories from his time at Oxford United.

Volunteers praised as ebola vaccine tests progress

Oxford Mail:

8:10am Thursday 29th January 2015

THE first results from the trial of an Ebola vaccine have shown it is well tolerated and provokes an immune response.

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree