A pedestrian crossing in Inglewood where a young schoolgirl died in September will be removed tomorrow.
Seven-year-old cyclist Emma Warren was killed in a collision with a truck while using the pedestrian crossing at the intersection of Miro St and Rata St in the north Taranaki town.
Police decided not to press criminal charges against the truck driver or the trucking company, and have referred Emma's death to the coroner.
New Plymouth District Council decided to remove the crossing after an independent review and discussions with police, Emma's family, Inglewood Primary School, the Inglewood Community Board and the NZ Transport Agency, council chief operating officer Kelvin Wright said.
"We'll continue to work with the NZ Transport Agency, the primary school and the community board about other options for crossing Miro St, such as kerb extensions, a mid-road safe spot for pedestrians and the best location for a new crossing," Wright said.
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In the meantime, there will be a sign at Miro St reminding pedestrians to give way to vehicles.
"Emma's death is a tragedy and we extend our deepest sympathies to her family, friends and others in the community who have been affected," Wright said.