Inglewood pedestrian crossing to be removed

05 December 2017

A pedestrian crossing in Inglewood where a schoolgirl died in September will be removed tomorrow.

Seven-year-old cyclist Emma Warren died following a collision with a truck at the pedestrian crossing at the intersection of Miro and Rata streets in the north Taranaki town. 

NPDC Chief Operating Officer Kelvin Wright says the crossing’s removal follows an independent review and discussions with police, Emma’s family, Inglewood Primary School, the Inglewood Community Board and the NZ Transport Agency.

“We’ll continue to work with the NZ Transport Agency, the Primary School and the community board about other options for crossing Miro Street; such as kerb extensions, a mid-road safe spot for pedestrians and the best location for a new crossing,” says Mr Wright.
In the meantime, there will be a sign at Miro Street reminding pedestrians to give way to vehicles.

“Emma’s death is a tragedy and we extend our deepest sympathies to her family, friends and others in the community who have been affected,” Mr Wright says.

As we head into the busy summer holiday season, NPDC is urging all road users to slow down and take care.