Leicester councillor to raise safety concerns about junction where children died
A councillor is to raise the safety of a junction where two children died at a Labour group meeting tonight.
Ward councillor Andy Connelly wants to discuss the junction of Narborough Road and Braunstone Gate, in Leicester.
One-year-old Oliwier Baczyk and two-year-old Zofia Tabaka suffered fatal injuries when a car crashed into their pushchairs at the junction on August 6.
Coun Connelly said: "We have not had many people raising concerns about the spot in the past – just parents who are taking their children to school who wanted crossing lights put in, which we did.
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"But following the death of the two children, I feel it is important to at least look at it again and see if there is anything we can do improve the safety."
West End residents have been asking people to back a campaign to re-examine the design of the junction. The campaign was started by Rob Martin, 46, who lives near the junction.
So far 126 people have signed the petition, which closes tomorrow.
At the inquest into the youngsters' deaths, which opened at Leicester Coroner's Court on August 13, police said a BMW was involved in a collision with a Mini Cooper at the junction.
The BMW mounted the pavement and hit the pushchairs.
The drivers of both cars, a 40-year-old woman and a 61-year-old man, are on police bail pending further investigations.