Video from Leimiswil BE goes viral
Boy wants to cross zebra crossings – no vehicle stops!
Cars, trucks and even cyclists roar past a schoolchild at the pedestrian crossing in Leimiswil BE. Nobody wants to stop. Video of the incident spread rapidly.
The school child is waiting at the pedestrian crossing in Leimiswil BE.
A video on the Internet causes a lot of fuss. In Leimiswil, a district of Madiswil BE, a school-age boy is waiting to cross the street. But despite the fluorescent vest and pedestrian crossing signs, the cars ignore him. He doesn’t stand a chance.
During the surveillance camera recording, six vehicles drive past the boy, including trucks, vans and regular cars. Nobody wants to slow down or even stop. Even a cyclist rushes by carelessly. Only when the father puts a bright traffic service lamp in his hand does a car stop and let the schoolchild – together with the father – pass.
“Does something have to happen first?”
“That can not be. That’s how it works here every day, »says the man in the video. “We have to accompany our son on the way to school. The school authorities want the children to be able to walk to school on their own, but this is too dangerous. Nobody stops. That can’t be, »the man gets annoyed.
You would live a bit outside of town. “Nevertheless, this is a 50 zone, but nobody sticks to it. All 60 of them drive or faster,” the father continues. It wouldn’t just be him. Many other parents are also afraid of sending their child out into the street alone. He asks: “Does a child have to be run over here before anything is done?”
The video quickly spread across the internet. Hundreds of comments can be found below. “I’m shocked!”, “Incredible!”, “Incredible!” Write the users. And complain that their children also have problems on the way to school.
Several also write that the pedestrian crossings and signage are far too difficult to recognize in the dark. “Maybe it would help if pedestrian signs were provided with a flashing light or something similar.” And what does the community say about it? The community has not yet responded to a Blick request.
A few weeks ago, a dead boy on Zurich’s Escher-Wyss-Platz also made headlines. In the meantime, criminal proceedings have been opened against several motorists against whom there is “reasonable suspicion” of having been involved in the accident and then having committed a hit-and-run. (zis)