Statement regarding incident on Court Road, Orpington

I was greatly saddened to hear that a child had been seriously injured following a collision with a car in Court Road on Saturday. I have been regularly updated by the police and will continue to monitor this situation closely. 

My thoughts are with the child’s family at this deeply distressing time. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact police on 101 and quote CAD6316/13Apr.

A number of constituents have contacted me about establishing a safe crossing across Court Road. I visited the site recently and understand that many people cross the road to access the sports facilities at Westcombe Park and Goddington Park. 

We must ensure we learn from this tragic accident and I have spoken to the portfolio holder and ward councillor, William Huntington-Thresher, who is rightly reviewing what steps could be taken to ensure we make Court Road safer for pedestrians in the area.