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Road safety measures to be implemented in wake of crash which caused Clarendon student's death - Spencer

MP Rudyard Spencer and Jacqueline Goldbourne, whose child was killed in a traffic mishap at Cross Primary and Junior High School more than three years ago
 
Rudyard Spencer, Member of Parliament for Clarendon South Eastern, says road safety measures are to be implemented in the wake of  Monday's traffic mishap which claimed the life of a student of the Cross Primary and Junior High School in the parish.
 
Eleven year-old Aldrena Rowe died after being hit by a truck at the intersection of Savannah Cross and the Bustamante Highway.
 
Aldrena is the second student to be killed in a traffic mishap along the road. 
 
Mr. Spencer on Tuesday morning visited the scene where Aldrena's family and other residents staged a protest.
 
Mr. Spencer said a pedestrian crossing is to be created and a traffic warden assigned to the school.
 
He said this will be done immediately but admitted that a permanent solution, in the form of an overhead bridge, is needed. 
 
Jacqueline Goldbourne, whose child, Abigail Whyte, was killed in a traffic mishap at Cross Primary and Junior High School more than three years ago, said the authorities have promised to build an overhead bridge before. 
 
"We promise (sic) overhead bridge there when my child died and nothing happened, and another child had to die again... So what is going on, where is the overhead bridge or the person that is supposed to be standing out here? Do we have to loss (sic) another child? Do we have to?" she lamented. 
 
The residents said elderly persons have also been injured or killed in traffic crashes in the area.
 


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