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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : May 6th 2009
4 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, May 7, 2009 MB NEWS www.innerwestweekly.com.au Put your best foot forward WALK Safely to School Day is on again next week with more than 8000 primary schoolchildren preparing to pound the pavement with the aim of better physical and mental health and cleaner air. Now in its 10th year, the event asks parents and carers to walk safely to school with their chil- dren, either all or at least part of the way on Friday, May 15. The aim is to develop active and healthy children by encouraging them to exercise regularly. ''Children develop lifestyle habits when they're young,'' said organiser Harold Scruby, from the Pedestrian Council. ''Encouraging them to walk regularly instead of jumping into the car is an easy way to get them on the path to becoming healthy adults.'' He said Walk Day was also good for the environment. All schools will receive a Walk Safely to School Day kit, including stickers, posters and a how-to- participate guide. For details visit www.walk.com.au Concerns before fatal crash Matthew Kennedy is concerned about the intersection of Gower St and Liverpool Rd, Summer Hill. Picture: PHIL BLATCH ~PP273630 FIONA BRADY THE Summer Hill intersection where a pedestrian was killed in a four-car crash last week is an accident black spot, RTA figures reveal. An RTA spokesman said there had been 11 reported crashes at the intersection of Liverpool Rd and Gower St in the past five years, but this was the first fatal- ity. It is understood that on Thurs- day night a Holden ute travelling north on Liverpool Rd collided with an eastbound Honda Civic and hit the pedestrian, a 31-year- old Ashfield man. Two cars which were stopped at the intersection were also struck in the accident. The victim suffered multiple injuries. Police managed to resuscitate him by performing CPR, but he died a short time after being taken to Prince Alfred Hospital. Police are still investigating the cause of the accident. Summer Hill resident Matthew Kennedy said he has been con- cerned about the intersection for some time. He said he had seen ''15 to 20'' instances of cars running the red lights at that intersection over the past 18 months. ''Most of them not on purpose,'' he said. ''They simply don't see the red light for some reason.'' Mr Kennedy said he had re- ported the issue to the RTA six months ago, but nothing had been done about it. The chairman of Ashfield Coun- cil's traffic advisory committee Lyall Kennedy said his Greens party colleague Marc Rerceretnam had recently re- quested statistics on the number of accidents on Liverpool Rd. The Ashfield Council statistics show that between 2003 to 2007, ''one third of all accidents -- 19 out of 59 -- involved pedestrians'', Cr Kennedy said. He said Cr Rerceretnam had drafted a notice of motion to debate whether a road divider fence should be put along critical sections of Liverpool Rd. An RTA spokesman said it took the public's concerns about road safety ''very seriously''. ''As with all fatal accidents, a thorough investigation will be conducted into the intersection of Liverpool Rd and Gower St follow- ing the completion of a fatal crash report by NSW police,'' he said. He said RTA engineers would work with the NSW Centre for Road Safety who investigate all fatalities to see if improvements can be made to the intersection. Sunday 17th of May, 2009 ADDRESS North Pde (Gelibolu Pde) Auburn NSW 2144 TIME 10am to 4pm PHONE (02) 9646 5972 WEBSITE www.gallipolimosque.org.au welcoming you, your family and friends * REQUEST MODERATE DRESS CODE BIRKENHEAD POINT SHOPPING CENTRE Shop 113 (opposite Coles) Ph: 9819 6507 CARROTS RED CAPSICUM RED DELICIOUS APPLES IMPERIAL MANDARINS FRESHquality always at low PRICES 89c kilo bag $199per kilo $249 per kilo $299per kilo 2029204i iww WK45 Turn to page 39 to view the Elite Partners guide to real estate 2022951i iww wk45 Elite "a team at your service !!"
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