Call for action on Paisley road after 11-year-old girl is hit by car

Demands have been made for new safety measures on a busy Paisley road after a young girl was knocked down.

The 11-year-old girl was rushed to hospital after she was hit by a car on Glenburn Road on Thursday afternoon.

Labour Councillor Eddie Devine, who represents the Glenburn ward, has now called on council roads bosses to carry out urgent work to install traffic calming measures.

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He said: “I have been in regular contact with the council’s roads department, even before this incident, to try to get better signage and crossings.

“Unfortunately, people speed down the road too fast.

“There is a speed camera that has been covered up for a long time that needs to be brought back into use.

“There needs to be a proper crossing point or incidents like this one will continue to happen.

“I would like the whole road to be examined to make sure it is as safe as can be.

“Something needs to happen and I plan to make sure it does.”

The young girl is understood to have suffered an arm injury after she was hit by a car at around 2.40pm on Thursday.

She was rushed to the Royal Hospital for Children, in Glasgow, for treatment.

The road between Glenburn Crescent and the roundabout at Braehead Road was closed until around 5.30pm.

No criminal charges have been brought against the driver and police are understood to be treating it as an accident.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: “We received a report of a crash between a car and a child on Glenburn Road, Paisley, around 2.40pm on Thursday, July 22.

“An 11-year-old girl was taken to the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow with serious, but not life-threatening, injuries.

“The road was temporarily closed whilst officers carried out enquiries and reopened around 5.30pm.”

In July 2019, 15-year-old Robyn Fryar was killed by speeding driver Shaun Gatti, 21, on Glenburn Road. Gatti was jailed for five

A Renfrewshire Council spokesman said: “We’re sorry to hear of the accident on Glenburn Road and hope that all involved recover as soon as possible.

“A site visit is planned for this location next week and any additional safety measures required will be identified and discussed with elected members and the local community.

“All road users should ensure that they follow all safety measures in place, including speed limits, on our roads to ensure their safety and the safety of pedestrians and other road users.”

Daily Record – Paisley