Junction safety investigation after tragedy
The spot where two toddlers were killed when a car struck their pushchairs is to be examined by councillors and road safety officers.
Ward Councillor Andy Connelly and deputy city mayor Rory Palmer will visit the junction of Braunstone Gate, Hinckley Road and Narborough Road in response to residents' concerns about safety.
One-year-old Oliwier Baczyk and two-year-old Zofia Tabaka died after a car crashed into their pushchairs at the pedestrian crossing on August 6.
A petition launched by members of the public collected 127 signatures and prompted Labour councillors to discuss the situation at a recent meeting.
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Councillor Palmer said: "We won't be going for a few weeks because there of some gas works which alter the flow of the traffic, so we wouldn't get a fair representation of the junction.
"There's obviously a great deal of concern following the tragic deaths of the two young children and we've got to be sure we've done everything we can to assess the situation.
"If the police investigation throws up any more concerns then we will work to address those, too."
Coun Palmer and Coun Connelly will be joined by Leicester City Council highways officers.
The council said there was nothing to suggest the layout or design of the junction contributed directly to the deaths.
Coun Palmer said: "We'll look at the flow of the traffic and get a sense of whether everything which has been done already, regarding safety, is working. I have to say though, there's nothing to suggest the junction is not safe – this is purely in response to the concerns raised by members of the public."
The inquest into the youngsters' deaths opened at Leicester Coroner's Court on August 13.
Police described how a dark grey BMW was involved in a collision with a red Mini Cooper at the junction and that the BMW came off the road, mounted the pavement and hit the pushchairs. Officers continue to investigate the collision.
The drivers of both cars, a 40-year-old woman and a 61-year-old man, are on police bail pending investigations. No one has been charged.