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Lincolnshire County Council Highways

On Monday 23rd July 2012 Donna Sleight an 11 year old was hit by a car on Swinhope Road in Brookenby, Lincolnshire. Donna was rushed into intensive care unit in sheffield children's hospital where she was in a coma for days, as her family we was told she had a 5% chance of survival as she had swelling and a bleed on a brain. The driver was doing 38mph, if he had of been doing 40mph crash scene investigators and doctors say she would have been dead instantly. Donna's story has been all over the papers and radio.
Donna was lucky,a miracle , she is now home recovering and has a scar on her chin, some missing teeth and bruises. There has also been damage to her optical nerve and some parts of her brain, although how severe we wont know until a few more months down the line.
The road the accident happened on is in a small village, with a high traffic volume on the residential road of Swinhope Road. Swinhope road is currently a 60mph speed limit, despite the fact that there are residential houses at the side of the narrow road and street lights. The road also supports the villages only 2 bus stops. Our children have to cross this road and stand at the side of the road to catch the school buses. Please help by signing this petition to reduce the speed limit down to 30mph.

Signed,

Abi Binns

This petition closed almost 4 years ago

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We need people to sign this petition because the local highways agency say the road does not constitute anything less than a 60mph speed limit.
But -
-the rules for changing the limit are well...

We need people to sign this petition because the local highways agency say the road does not constitute anything less than a 60mph speed limit.
But -
-the rules for changing the limit are well outdated.
- There are street lights as there would be in a 30mph limit
- there are limited footpaths down Swinhope Road
- There are residential Houses on Swinhope Road where children live.
- There are the villages only school bus stops on this road
- This is not the first time a child has been hit by a car on Swinhope Road nor will it be the last
- Crash scene investigators couldn't believe it was a 60mph limit
- Children play on the grass areas on this road
- The police, residents and the local parish council support the change of speed limit
- At 40 mph Donna would have been KILLED.

Please sign this petition to make Lincolnshire Highways Agency see that this speed reduction is wanted and needed. PLEASE HELP US KEEP OUR CHILDREN SAFE AND BACK OUR PETITION TO HAVE A 30MPH SPEED LIMIT ON THIS ROAD.

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