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Charity boss calls for crash barriers after being hit by bus

Charity boss calls for crash barriers after being hit by bus
A charity boss who was hit by a bus is calling for the installation of crash barriers to stop more people getting hurt.

Zuhur Elmi, who is chair of Southall-based Somali Youth Helpline, was struck by a double-decker on Harrow's Station Road only a few days after it has been reopened following roadworks, the Harrow Times reports.

During the works the pavement had been lowered, which, some residents have said, gives the impression it is still out of bounds to traffic.

Mrs Elmi stepped out into the road thinking the area would be free of vehicles.

The 49-year-old told the newspaper that measures should now be taken to ensure such incidents do not happen again.

"They should put some barriers by the cash point. They did a terrible thing, there's no safety. If they don't do something about it so many people will get hurt," she said.

Councillor Keith Ferry, responsible for planning and economic development at the local council, said a number of safety audits were carried out during the design stage of the work. He added that the council would review any advice from the police as a result of a police investigation into the accident.

Last month, a councillor called for the installation of crash barriers on a stretch of road in Swindon labelled a blackspot.ADNFCR-3337-ID-800497226-ADNFCR

Date: 12/04/2011 16:54:22

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