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Call to fix horror crossing
HIBBERSON Street businesses have called
for action to improve safety on the street
after two girls suffered serious injuries last
Sushi Boshi owners and operators Jim
Lim and Rosa Kim, whose shop is next to
the pedestrian crossing on Hibberson
Street, have witnessed and been involved
in several near misses at the crossing.
They believe some safety measures
need to be put in place.
Mr Lim said since they opened their
store about three years ago the crossing
has become busier and the danger to
pedestrians had increased.
"I've had a few times where I've nearly
been hit,'' he said. "The situation is getting
On the opposite side of the street, Time
Hair Design hairdresser Jade Baher called
for something to be done urgently before
someone got badly hurt.
Having worked adjacent the pedestrian
crossing for about five years she said she
had seen a lot of close calls.
"I've seen a girl in a wheelchair almost
get hit,'' Ms Baher said. "The car slammed
on its brakes.''
She was scathing about the driving
habits of many bus drivers along
She said not only were pedestrians at
risk of being hit but she had seen several
near crashes involving buses and people in
"They just pull out and nearly wipe out
cars,'' Ms Baher said. "Some of the buses
really don't care. I've been here probably
five years and it's getting worse.''
Blaize Robinson, 13, was one of two girls hit by an ACTION bus on a Gungahlin pedestrian crossing. Her mother Joanne Robinson wants something
done to prevent future accidents at the Hibberson Street crossing. Blaize's ''sister-in-law'', Lisa Lazemby, 16, was hospitalised for three days.
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Picture: Elesa Kurtz
INJURED PEDESTRIANS CALL FOR ACTION TO PREVENT FUTURE ACCIDENTS
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