Pedestrian injured after collision at troublesome Cheam crossing in Malden Road

Sutton Guardian: The scenen Malden Road this morning The scenen Malden Road this morning

Calls for greater safety measures in a Cheam street have intensified after a man was knocked down this morning.

Police and paramedics were called a zebra crossing in Malden Road near the junction with Chatsworth Road after a pedestrian was knocked down by a car at 8.11am.

The 45-year-old suffered injuries to his legs but they are not believed to be life threatening or life changing.

Neighbours living in the area started a petition to Sutton Council calling for traffic lights to be installed at the crossing after a 12-year-old girl was knocked down there before Christmas.

Malden Road mum Anna Williamson said: "It's only a matter of time before someone is killed there.
"My husband wears a high-vis jacket when he walks the dog and I've nearly been knocked down there.

"Now there's police and ambulances there again. There are hundreds of Cheam High School children there every day. At some point someone is going to die there unless something is done."

Cheam Councillor Mary Burstow said the council is applying to Transport for London to get fundiing for a pelican crossing on the site.

She added: "The council is storming on ahead with this and this accident reinforces the need for changes.

"We still need people to remember that, although this is a main road, it is in a residential area near three schools and it is important people watch their speed."


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11:29am Wed 26 Feb 14

Something-Wonderful says...

Why are the council waiting for funding from Transport for London? Surely just get the job done and sort the funding out later?

My son uses that crossing every day. It's bloody ridiculous that they can spend money dumping 10 tonnes of rubbish in the High Street but have to wait for funding for a necessary safety measure.
Why are the council waiting for funding from Transport for London? Surely just get the job done and sort the funding out later? My son uses that crossing every day. It's bloody ridiculous that they can spend money dumping 10 tonnes of rubbish in the High Street but have to wait for funding for a necessary safety measure. Something-Wonderful

12:34am Thu 27 Feb 14

dingdongkingkong says...

Yep, that sounds like the Burstows...2 accidents in 2 months versus ... how many cars passing through that area? You can always rely on the Lib Dems for good old fashioned knee jerk transport policy.
Yep, that sounds like the Burstows...2 accidents in 2 months versus ... how many cars passing through that area? You can always rely on the Lib Dems for good old fashioned knee jerk transport policy. dingdongkingkong

4:10pm Thu 27 Feb 14

fargis says...

Again? This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Malden Road. It is incredibly dangerous and I'm surprised more people don't get hurt. Speed is the main issue, but councils and TfL only think about traffic flow, not safety or the living environment - I don't mean green issues, I just mean what it is like to live nearby.
Again? This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Malden Road. It is incredibly dangerous and I'm surprised more people don't get hurt. Speed is the main issue, but councils and TfL only think about traffic flow, not safety or the living environment - I don't mean green issues, I just mean what it is like to live nearby. fargis

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