An accident in Forfar which saw a youngster knocked down has sparked calls for a safety review of streets in the town.
Police and ambulance crews were alerted to the accident on St James Road after 4pm on Thursday, after a five-year-old boy was knocked down near the Mace convenience store.
A passer-by is understood to have administered first aid until ambulance crews arrived and took the child to Ninewells hospital, where he was treated for minor injuries.
Part of the road was closed off for several hours as police conducted an investigation at the scene.
Councillor Colin Brown said: “Obviously I am relieved that 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.
“The number of cars on the road is increasing all the time, so the issue is not going to go away, and the problem can become acute in historic towns like Forfar. I think it is high time the situation was reviewed.”
The site has previously been a cause for concern because of parked cars causing poor visibility but proposals to introduce further parking restrictions were abandoned after residents lodged several objections, arguing kerbside parking is already limited.
One councillor at the time described the prospect of double yellow lines on the street as ‘an overreaction’ while another suggested that introducing a one-way system into the street would ‘turn it into a racetrack.’