The mother of a schoolgirl knocked over in Inverurie yesterday morning has called for a pedestrian crossing to be put near the town’s academy.
Mandy Adam said her 13-year-old daughter had been “really lucky” to escape with minor injuries after being thrown onto the bonnet of a car on Victoria Street yesterday.
Morgan Kirk-Patrick was walking to Inverurie Academy with friends when the accident happened at 8.15am.
She was crossing Victoria Street, between the Inverurie Family Resource Centre and the swimming pool.
An ambulance took her to the local health centre but doctors advised she be taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, where she was treated for a sprained ankle.
Mrs Adam said: “There is nowhere for them to cross safely on that road, even though it is so close to the academy.
“Thankfully the driver was not going fast but she still went up onto the bonnet of the car and fell off.
“If it had been a bigger car or it had been going faster, it could’ve been far worse.
“Morgan takes full responsibility – said she looked right and left but she didn’t look right again.
“She has been very lucky.
“It is an awkward road to cross as there are always lots of cars parked.”
Mrs Adam said she was considering setting up an online petition calling for a crossing on the stretch of road where Morgan was hit.
She said it would benefit hundreds of youngsters making their way to the academy, as well as those visiting the swimming pool and community centre.
She has also contacted local representatives including Inverurie and District councillor Bryan Stuart.
Last night, the SNP member said the accident was certainly “cause for concern”.
He added: “There is a lot of traffic parked in Victoria Street and there not any safe, formal crossing on it.
“I have all the details and I will pass them onto the area roads manager.
“We certainly need to take a look at the situation.
“I will pursue the matter at the next ward councillors’ meeting with the area manager.”