Warning on using headphones
Devonport Police are asking parents to remind their children of the risks of wearing headphones whilst walking to school, after a crash at the intersection of Lyons Avenue and Berrigan Road in Miandetta.
At 0800hrs this morning, police attended an incident where a 16-year-old student was hit by a car.
Early indications suggest the student was wearing headphones when he walked onto the road and was struck. It appears the student did not hear the oncoming vehicle approaching.
The student received minor injuries only and received treatment at the scene. .
With the recent easing of pandemic restrictions and all students now returned to school, motorists should also be mindful of the increase in pedestrians in the mornings and afternoons.