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Children saved ‘only by the grace of God’ from being knocked on way to school bus

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Children were saved “only by the grace of God” from being knocked as they made their way to a school bus on Friday.

SDLP councillor Thomas O’Hanlon says the youngsters were extremely lucky to avoid disaster and thanked the swift actions of parents in Keady town centre.

He explained that on Friday morning the children were crossing the Main Street in Keady, at the pedestrian crossing, when they were almost knocked down.

“They were making their way to their school bus,” councillor O’Hanlon said.

“Only by the grace of God and the swift actions of their parents were they lucky to survive.

“The lights at the crossing were red at the time.

“Unfortunately this is a regular occurrence. Cars are speeding through the town and someone is going to get killed. Please be aware of this crossing slow down.”

Councillor O’Hanlon said it is a pickup point for children going to Darkley Primary School.

He added: “I have raised my concerns with the Education Authority and have asked for an alternative pick up location to be considered.

“We shouldn’t have to do this, but the safety of children and pedestrians is paramount. Will post more details next week regarding an alternative pick up point.”

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