An accident in Forfar which saw a youngster knocked down has sparked calls for a safety review of the Angus town’s streets.
Police and ambulance crews were alerted to the accident on St James Road after a five-year-old boy was knocked down near the Mace convenience store last week.
A passer-by is understood to have administered first aid until ambulance crews arrived and took the child to Ninewells Hospital.
Councillor Colin Brown said: “Obviously I am relieved this incident was not more serious, but it does again raise concerns about road safety on St James Road.
“I hope the young boy makes a full and speedy recovery, although I understand that he was not seriously injured.
“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the young lady who I understand stepped in to administer first aid at the scene – her actions are commendable.
“I am concerned that it takes an incident like this to occur before action is taken, but I also think it highlights the issue of other problem streets in Forfar, and I think this incident should spark a review of these sites and see what can be done.
“It is much better to have the inconvenience of double yellow lines than it is to have someone suffer serious injury or lose their life.”