Appeal for action on road after boy killed
Residents are calling for action on a road in Staffordshire where a seven-year-old boy was killed which they say was "an accident waiting to happen".
Residents in Cheslyn Hay want improvements to Landywood Lane, where Mitch Clifton was struck by a security van at the entrance to the Co-op car park.
The tragedy happened at 5.45pm on Wednesday.
Neighbours said they had long had concerns about the busy road and the "nightmare" entrance to the shop car park.
Father-of-two Russell Edwards, of nearby Pinfold Lane, said: "I used to live on the street and we've have had a lot of near misses."
Fellow resident Betty Hackett added: "It was definitely an accident waiting to happen – cars screech in there and reverse without really watching behind."
The Midcounties Co-operative said it chain was helping with the investigation.
Mitch, a pupil at Cheslyn Hay Primary School and who lived in High Street, died at the scene. Formal identification is due to today.
Highways chief county councillor Mike Maryon said:?"If we can do anything with road engineering to improve the situation then we will look into it."
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