‘Dangerous’ crossing is under review

View - Pedestrian crossing in Park Street, Thame - outside the John Hampden Primary School

View - Pedestrian crossing in Park Street, Thame - outside the John Hampden Primary School

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A pelican crossing that has been branded ‘dangerous’ by worried parents of children who attend a nearby school is under review.

In the past two months, one Year 2 pupil was knocked down and another nearly run over on her way home while using the crossing opposite the John Hampden Primary School in Park Street, Thame.

In a letter sent to parents following the first incident on January 29, headteacher Alan Haigh said the child who was knocked down was assessed by paramedics before going into school as normal.

It is believed the low-lying winter sun is a factor, so the school has advised parents to take extra care in checking cars have stopped before stepping on to the crossing.

Following the incident, police officers spoke to pupils about road safety and headteacher Mr Haigh said: “Our school is anticipating continued support from the police and local authorities in considering all available options to improve traffic control and safety in Park Street, especially including the controlled crossing outside the main school building and its access points.”