Gold Coast School Pleads For Zebra Crossing After Young Boy Struck

Parents worried about kids' safety

Gold Coast School Pleads For Zebra Crossing After Young Boy Struck

Parents of Pimpama students are scared for their kids' safety, after a young boy was hit by a ute on Tuesday.

The 12-year-old broke his leg in two places. 

The community has been fighting for months to get pedestrian crossings installed around Pimpama State College Primary and Secondary Schools, after two similar incidents earlier in the year.

Douglas Kirby, whose three children attend the schools, has written a bunch of letters to state government and council, but said so far his pleas had fallen on deaf ears.

"Every morning and every afternoon our kids are crossing one of the busiest and unsafest roads in Pimpama without school crossings or lollipop people," he said.

"I just don't want any parent to have to put a cross on a road out here near the school". 

It looks like the latest incident caught the attention of politicians though, with the Minister for Transport and Main Roads Mark Bailey attending the school on Thursday to discuss the matter. 

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