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Young Lad In Stable Condition After Being Hit By Motorbike

Wednesday January 22 2014


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A 12-YEAR-OLD lad who was hit by a motorbike is in a stable condition.

Netherwood ALC pupil Roan Farnsworth went to Sheffield's Children Hospital after being involved in a road accident on January 13.

The youngster, from Amalfi Close, Darfield, was hit by the motorbike on Pitt Street as he walked home from school.

The police were called to the scene at 2.45pm on Monday.

The youngster was treated quickly before being taken to the hospital by air ambulance.

You can read our original report here.

Trevor Smith, a former councillor for the area, believes he foresaw an accident happening on that stretch of road.

"The road is too straight and long," he said. "We wanted it to be one-way for it to be made safer.

"A year before the school was built we wanted to have a belisha beacon-style crossing but it never happened.

"It's 30mph on Pitt Street but nobody really sticks to it.

"Something should have been put in place there like speed bumps to slow cars down.

"It's been an accident waiting to happen for a long time."

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Reply Posted by lauren on Friday January 24 2014 at 14:28
Glad to hear that he's ok and making a good and fast recovery. Let's hope this road get sorted and road awareness in brought into schools more.