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Crossing campaigners stage Sheffield Town Hall demo

Campaigners set up a fake zebra crossing outside Sheffield Town Hall
Image caption Martin Jacobs' daughter Grace (right) suffered a broken leg and wrist when she was hit by a car while crossing Hangingwater Road, Sheffield

Campaigners calling for a pedestrian crossing to be installed where a 12-year-old schoolgirl was badly injured have staged a demonstration outside Sheffield Town Hall.

Grace Jacobs suffered a broken leg and wrist when she was struck by a car as she crossed Hangingwater Road in 2015.

The group set up a mock zebra crossing to highlight their campaign.

Calls for a crossing at the junction of Hangingwater Road and Whiteley Wood Road have been backed by 6,500 people.

Image caption Campaigners want a crossing to be installed at the junction of Hangingwater Road and Whiteley Wood Road

Martin Jacobs said: "Children are crossing this road every day and it's very dangerous.

"Somebody is going to have another accident before long."

He said a 6,500-signature petition calling for a crossing and safety improvements at the junction will be presented to Sheffield City Council on Wednesday.

Grace said: "I suffered bad enough injuries and for anybody else to get injured would be horrible."

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