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Lucky escape for six-year-old after being struck by car in Pound Hill, Crawley

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A young boy who was hit by a car while on his pedal cycle in Pound Hill yesterday afternoon has had a lucky escape from serious injury.

The boy was hit by a Volkswagon Golf driven by a 73-year-old man on the corner of Grattons Drive and Farmleigh Close after 3pm yesterday, 18th September.

The Volkswagen was also in collision with street furniture and a Suzuki SX4 car, whose driver and passenger, a 46-year-old woman and a 10-year-old boy, were unhurt. All those involved are from Crawley.

The driver of the Volkswagon, a 73-year-old man, and the child who was struck, a six-year-old boy, were both taken to the East Surrey Hospital, Redhill, by ambulance but neither sustained serious injury.

The VW’s passenger, a 74-year-old woman, was unhurt.

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WARNING: From Monday 18th Nov Tushmore Roundabout Roadworks begin for 7 WEEKS!

The work is being carried out by Southern Gas Networks.

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If you drive around Tushmore Roudabout then you need to be prepared to either give youself plenty of extra time OR to avoid the areas completely for the next 7 weeks.

SGN is replacing the old metal gas pipes with new plastic ones to ensure a reliable supply.

The works were agreed with West Sussex County Council and will commence on Monday 18th Nov and last approximately 7 weeks.

The work is being done in three phases with the first phase involving reducing the roundabout down to one lane with all approaching roads also reduced to a single lane.

SGN has listed below the full information for each phase:

Phase one:

We’ll begin working at Tushmore Gyratory roundabout on Monday 18 November. For safety, we’ll need to reduce the roundabout to one lane, with all roads approaching the roundabout also reduced to one lane.

Phase two:

Our engineers will then begin upgrading our pipe in the A23 Crawley Avenue at its junction with the Tushmore Gyratory roundabout. We’ll increase the roundabout and approaching roads from one lane to two lanes. However, the eastbound carriageway of the A23 Crawley Avenue will need to remain reduced to one lane.

Phase three:

We’ll then progress to carry out network upgrades near to Ifield Roundabout. For everyone’s safety, the eastbound carriageway will be reduced to one lane on its approach to Ifield Roundabout from Ifield Community College and between Ifield Roundabout and Tushmore Gyratory roundabout, too. The existing traffic lights and pedestrian crossings will remain in place during our project. The bus lane which runs north/south along the A23/A2219 London Road at Tushmore roundabout will be unaffected by this work.

You can read the full details in the leaflet SGN has produced by clicking here.

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