Thamesmead and Erith MP Teresa Pearce: 'My heart goes out to family of 6-year-old boy killed on road'

Thamesmead and Erith MP Teresa Pearce: 'My heart goes out to six-year-old boy's family'

Thamesmead and Erith MP Teresa Pearce: 'My heart goes out to six-year-old boy's family'

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Thamesmead and Erith MP Teresa Pearce has told News Shopper her “heart goes out to the family of the little boy killed on our roads last week”.

She has spoken out following the two tragic incidents last week where a six-year-old boy was killed and a girl was injured within a mile of each other.

A boy died after being knocked over by a van at the junction of Kale Road and St John Fisher Road on July 24 after walking down the road with his family.

Just five hours earlier a teenage girl was rushed to King’s College Hospital with serious injuries, believed to be a broken leg, after being hit by a van in Yarnton Way.

Ms Pearce said she will be investigating what can be done to prevent such tragic incidents happening again.

She said: “I was very sad to see the start of the school holidays marked by two road traffic accidents involving children in Thamesmead one of which resulted in a young child losing his life.

“I will be raising concerns with the police investigation team to look to see what lessons can be learned and to press for any changes to road layouts or speed limits that may be deemed necessary.

“In the meantime my heart goes out to the family of the little boy killed on our roads last week.”

 

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