‘It’s a miracle a whole family wasn’t wiped out’ – South London News

By Robert Firth, Local Democracy Reporter

Residents fear a people could be killed if Transport for London (Tfl) doesn’t impose a 20mph speed limit on a South London road where a car crashed into a nursery.

Residents said it’s a “miracle” no one died after a car veered off Amersham Road, Lewisham and slammed into a fence surrounding LEYF pre-school on Tuesday of last week.

A black Kia careened into a wall outside of it at around 5pm.

One resident, Joshua, who declined to give his surname, said : “The car went past the protective rails and through the nursery. It’s a miracle I’m not saying that a whole family has been wiped out.

“It’s the only road in the whole chain of roads that’s 30mph. It encourages people to speed up. We keep getting fobbed off by Transport for London.

“They said there was no funding available for changes.”

A TfL spokesman said: “We have identified areas across London that could benefit from similar changes in speed limit, including Amersham Road, and are now working to lower speeds on 220km of our roads across inner and outer London by 2024.”


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