Mayor’s pledge following Belvidere Road accident

Liverpool Town hall

Mayor Joe Anderson has pledged that Liverpool City Council will carefully consider new road safety measures on Belvidere Road in Princes Park, once an investigation into a recent accident is complete.

A number of pupils from Belvedere School were injured when they were struck by a car on Friday 12 February, and the incident is currently being probed by police and council officials.

Mr Anderson said: “This was a dreadful accident and our thoughts are with the pupils involved and their friends and family.

“A full investigation is taking place involving relevant organisations such as the police and the city council to carefully and painstakingly piece together exactly what happened, and identify whether any road safety measures could prevent something similar happening again.

“However the police have told me that from their initial enquiries, they do not believe that the design of the road played any part in it.

“We did introduce pedestrian islands and stricter parking regulations in 2008 and our parking attendants do target the area during term time at the start and end of the school day.

“We will carefully look at the full report to identify whether anything more can be done and if there is firm evidence that new measures will genuinely make a difference, then we will do it.”