A CAMPAIGNING mum who wants traffic lights to be installed at a busy junction in Bradford - after her son was hit by a car on his way home from school - has welcomed a Council response on the issue. 

Twelve-year-old Rowan Mullen was walking from St Bede's and St Joseph's Catholic College when the "terrible" collision happened at the junction of St Paul's Avenue and Halifax Road earlier this month.

Thankfully, Rowan was not seriously hurt - and his mum, 43-year-old Nichola Mullen, of Low Moor, has now started an online petition urging Bradford Council to introduce a traffic light-controlled crossing at the junction.

A Bradford Council spokesperson said: "This location is on our list for consideration for a possible scheme and we will be looking at the feasibility of a controlled crossing point at this location in the future.

"Should a workable scheme be identified, delivery will be subject to funding being found."

Nichola responded: "I am pleased that the Council is considering a controlled crossing point at this junction.

"I only hope that swift action is taken and that the feasibility of a workable scheme here is approved.

"Funding for crossings in areas that have proved to be dangerous should be prioritised because ultimately they save lives."