Man who ‘saved daughter’s life’ campaigning to stop speeding in Newbury Park

PUBLISHED: 15:23 01 November 2013 | UPDATED: 15:23 01 November 2013

A man told councillors how his 12-year-old daughter almost died when he pulled her out of the path of a speeding car in Newbury Park.

Afsor Hussain presented a petition to Redbridge Council’s area committee seven demanding action to stop reckless driving in Stainforth Road, Newbury Park.

Speaking at the meeting on Tuesday at Christchurch Primary School, Wellesley Road, Ilford, he said: “Speeding is a regular occurrence that shouldn’t happen in a high density area with young children and a mix of residents including the elderly.

“It’s only a matter of time until someone will be seriously injured or killed.”

Mark Kennedy, chairman of the Seven Kings and Newbury Park Residents’ Association, urged councillors to take action.

He asked: “What price do you put on someone’s life?”

But Cllr Elaine Norman reminded the committee that Stainforth Road residents had rejected a previous report several years ago proposing traffic calming measures.

Cllr Ashok Kumar said the council needs to create a “wholesale strategy” to tackle drivers taking short cuts off Eastern Avenue into residential roads.

The committee asked for a survey and report on traffic in Stainforth Road.

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