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Students were inches from being run over
8:40am Thursday 4th October 2012 in Cornwall
Helston students were just inches away from getting knocked down by a car forced onto the pavement, it has been claimed.
Councillor Ronnie Williams told fellow members of Helston Town Council he had been visited by someone “in a state of shock” after they witnessed the near |incident in Station Road.
He said there were issues in the area of the junction with Hillcrest, where vans and lorries parked “for long periods of time.”
Problems were compounded by cars “flying up and down” Station Road, with Mr Williams alleging: “Traffic coming down or up simply don’t comply to speed limits or conditions.”
These two factors combined recently, almost causing a nasty collision.
Mr Williams said: “What happened is the car coming down took avoiding action and had to go on to the left hand side of the pavements where there were students going up and down. How there wasn’t someone knocked down or hurt they don’t know.
“It’s happening quite regularly – the cause being the parking on the left hand side on Station Road.
“For anyone coming out of Hillcrest, it is very, very dangerous. It’s an accident waiting to happen.”