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Councillor calls for safe crossing after woman hit by a bus outside of Romford train station

PUBLISHED: 13:02 13 March 2018 | UPDATED: 13:02 13 March 2018

A councillor has called for another safe crossing to be introduced outside of Romford train station. Photo: Archant.

A councillor has called for another safe crossing to be introduced outside of Romford train station. Photo: Archant.

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His comments are following an incident where a woman was hit by a bus outside of the station at the start of last month.

A councillor has said that another safe crossing is needed outside Romford train station after a video has emerged of a woman being hit by a bus.

Councillor Nic Dodin is a member of Havering Council’s Road Safety Unit and said that it is a growing problem that people are paying more attention to their phones and not looking before they cross the road.

He said: “It’s happening more and more, people crossing the road without looking both ways.”

There is currently a pelican crossing directly outside the entrance but he believes that there should be an additional crossing to avoid incidents like this happening.

The Hacton councillor’s comments come after a woman was hit by a bus outside the station in South Street, and was left with injuries to her arms and legs.

The incident happened at around 10.30am on Thursday, February 1.

Police and emergency services were called to the scene, and a London Ambulance Service spokesman said that the first crew arrived on scene in under three minutes.

They said they treated a woman at the scene for leg and arm injuries and took her as a priority to a major trauma centre.

Met Police said that no arrests had been made.

Cllr Dodin said that he thinks that it would be a good idea to put a crossing in place outside of the station, so that it is safer for people to cross the road at busy times.

He said: “We have a meeting on Thursday, and I will raise the fact that we could have a zebra crossing or something put in place so it is safer for people.

“This isn’t the first time this has happened here, and I would urge people to follow the green cross code and stop and look both ways before crossing any road.”

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