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5-year-old victim of tragic Tushmore roundabout accident all smiles as local company steps in

5 year old Nathan Wendi was the victim of a tragic road traffic accident on Tushmore roundabout in Crawley on November 1st.

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Picture of Nathan, Isaac Wendi and Ryan Smith of Accident Specialists

The accident closed the Crawley roundabout for more than six hours after a pedestrian, who lost his life, a child and a car were involved in the collision.

Nathan has spent weeks in and out of hospital after sustaining a severe broken leg and has only just slowly begun regaining use of his leg.

Nathan was crossing a junction on the roundabout, riding his bike, together with his family when the accident happened and the bicycle was smashed beyond repair.

Accident Specialists Crawley wanted to help Nathan, knowing how much he loved riding his bike and on Christmas Eve delivered a brand new bike to Nathan at his home in Crawley.

Ryan Smith of Accident Specialists Crawley says:

“We have had the privilege to get to know Nathan and his family and it was apparent how desperately Nathan wanted to get better so he could cycle again. Sadly, his bike was destroyed in the accident, so presented Nathan with a brand new bike just in time for Christmas .”

Nathan’s father, Isaac Wendi says:

“We cannot thank Accident Specialists Crawley enough for their generosity. Nathan is so happy with his new bike and he cannot wait till he is fully recovered to ride again.”

If you have had an accident that was not your fault and would like advice then Crawley based Accident Specialists can be contacted on: 01293 429 842

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Leave your cars at home on June 20th urges Crawley Council

Crawley Borough Council is urging residents to support Clean Air Day and leave their cars at home on 20 June.

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Clean Air Day is an annual event that aims to encourage people across the country to choose a sustainable mode of travel and help reduce air pollution.

This year, the council is supporting the Sustainable Transport eVent on 19 June, to help local businesses discover opportunities to play their part in making Crawley air cleaner. The event will show companies how staff can take up different commuting options to reduce the number of cars on the road with only one person. There will also be showcases for electric vehicles and other sustainable working practices which can all help to reduce air pollution.

Air quality will also feature at the next annual Junior Citizen event, with the aim of supporting the next generation to walk, cycle, scoot and take public transport to help reduce pollution and keep fit and healthy.

For local residents, there are plenty of ways to reduce air pollution, both inside your home and outside:

  • Walk, cycle, scoot or run! In a car, you’re exposed to 10 times more pollution than as a pedestrian. This is because car exhaust fumes from the car in front gets sucked into the car, with air filters having little effect, meaning you breathe in lots more pollution
  • Air pollution is more concentrated around busier roads. Walking through parks or quieter pedestrianised areas can significantly reduce the amount of pollution you are exposed to and make a nicer journey
  • Regularly service your boiler; this will ensure fuel is burnt cleanly and prevent carbon dioxide from building up
  • Choose low-or no-chemical cleaning, DIY and personal care products, fragrance free cleaning products, roll on deodorants and “low VOC” paint products alternatives

Cabinet member for Environmental Services and Sustainability, Councillor Geraint Thomas, said:

“Air pollution is a big health and environmental issue, but there are things that we can all do to make ourselves and others safer and healthier. Whether you leave the car at home once or twice a week, switch to an electric vehicle or public transport or make changes to the products you use, it all makes a difference.

“It’s important that we tackle the issue of air pollution together on Clean Air Day, so we can breathe cleaner air in the future.”

The Sustainable Transport eVent on 19 June is part of the Sussex ECO Grant Scheme which also offers financial assistance for businesses working towards energy saving schemes.

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