Search

Nine-year-old taken to hospital after collision with car outside school.

17:18 04 March 2013

The incident happened in Lofting Road

The incident happened in Lofting Road

Archant

A nine-year-old girl was taken to hospital after a collision with a car outside her school this morning.

The Thornhill Primary pupil suffered a cut lip in the incident involving a black Honda in Lofting Road, Barnsbury at about 8.50am.

No one was arrested, and police say the injuries are neither life-threatening or life-changing.

One parent who dropped her child off at the school just after the accident, said: “It’s a really nasty junction which gets super busy in the morning.

“It’s not really surprising that someone should get hurt there, and I’ve seen accidents happen in the past.

“And it’s obviously alarming for a kid to get hurt so close to a school.”

Matt Chappel, headteacher of the Thornhill Road, said: “One of our pupils was injured by a car on a nearby road on her way into school. She was taken to hospital and thankfully her injuries aren’t serious but she and her family are obviously shaken up by what happened.

“Everyone at Thornhill wishes her a speedy recovery. Incidents like this highlight why the work we do around road safety with our pupils and parents is so important.”

0 comments

Latest News Stories

Yesterday, 09:00
Zoe Ranson

A writer has spoken of her delight in being shortlisted for a prestigious new award which recognises the wide scope of unpublished novellas.

Thu, 18:30
Clerkenwell has been subject to a dispersal order by Islington Police for 48 hours since Wednesday

Borough Police have placed Clerkenwell on a 48 hour lockdown using a Dispersal Order.

Thu, 12:21
Cllr James Murray, Islington Council's executive member for housing

Council warn that new build programme could suffer from goverment extension of the Right to Buy scheme

Thu, 12:05
Cllr Caroline Russell with Vicky Wilson in her meadow

Weed killer used by council ‘may be linked to cancer’

Most read news

Competitions

Get your hands on some fresh trainers!

Need some new shoes to head to work or some new heels for a night on the cobbles? London24 has teamed up with online retailer Sole Trader to offer £100 worth of shoes to one lucky reader.

Take in the stunning sites of London from the summit of the O2!

Up at The O2 has teamed up with London24 to give one lucky reader the chance to experience urban mountaineering this summer with an exhilarating 90-minute climb across the roof of one of London’s most iconic landmarks.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Islington Gazette e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder