Woman hit by cars on Portsmouth Road demands new crossing
Jackie Carrington was driving through a pedestrian crossing on Portsmouth Road in Bursledon when she was knocked over by a van.
Horrifying CCTV footage shows a dazed Jackie lying right at the intersection as the van passes her.
This happened just a few weeks before a lollipop was nearly hit by a car on the same road.
A car, believed to be a Ford Fiesta, then hits her a second time while trying to drive past.
“Nothing to Stop Them”
After the December 15 incident, Jackie calls for the zebra crossing to be replaced with a pedestrian crossing.
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Jackie said: “Lawford feels like the Wild West and the cars don’t stop.
“I would like this road to have a pedestrian crossing.
“The cars don’t seem to realize that they have to stop, and at the moment they are speeding past the crosswalk.
“Nothing will stop them.
“If people die here, I trust the council will do something.
“I was very lucky because it could have been much worse for me.”
“I couldn’t stand”
The 59-year-old administrator and caregiver said she was unable to move due to shock from the impact.
Jackie, who previously spoke about her ordeal, said: “I was waiting at an intersection for traffic to stop and I was almost on the other side when a van came through and crashed into me.
“He must not have seen me, because who could have done that?
“I couldn’t get up because of the shock. Then the car crashed into my shoulder and I couldn’t get up.
“People left me in the middle of the road.”
Soon a motorcyclist came to her aid, who managed to find out the registration number of the van.
And after a trip to the hospital, Jackie was told that she had a broken arm, as well as “severe pain” all over her left side.
These incidents caused a huge uproar in the community, and a petition was launched to make roads safer.
It has collected over 500 signatures so far.
Organizer Victoria Price said: “The traffic on Portsmouth Road is getting worse and worse.
“But the community seems to have really come together in this.”
However, concerned parents fear that in order for things to change, an accident might occur on the road.
One parent, who wished to remain anonymous, said: “I don’t think the zebra is very visible, but that’s no excuse.
“Sometimes cars just go by and it worries me because next year my oldest son will walk to school.”
Another added: “The zebra is not visible, but the ladies with the lollipops are visible.
“Nothing will happen unless someone is killed.”
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