A SCHOOLGIRL has been left with a broken ankle and broken arm after being hit by a car on New Row.

Katie Juner was crossing the busy street, which links Bridge Street and Elphinstone Road, when she was struck by the vehicle on Thursday, February 21.

Her mum, Lynne, was in the nearby Lifestyle Express shop when she heard her daughter had been injured near the footpath which links New Row to Meetinghouse Drive.

The youngster did not see the car indicate at the junction with Bridge Street.

The driver then got out of the vehicle to help the Sanderson’s Wynd Primary School pupil.

Lynne said: “She got moved from the middle of the road and put on the pavement.

“I was in the shop when a young lad came in to tell me my child had been hit by a car.

“I dumped my stuff and ran out.

“She was sitting up but was complaining that her ankle and her arm were sore.”

Lynne, of the town’s Robertson’s Drive, quickly took 11-year-old Katie to the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh.

Lynne, 31, said: “She was taken for an x-ray where she was then diagnosed with a broken arm and it is fractured also.

“Her ankle on the outside is basically smashed to pieces.

“The inside of her ankle is broken as well – it is broken in two places.”

Katie, who is in P6 at the school, was discharged from hospital last Wednesday afternoon.

Discussions about turning New Row into a one-way system have been ongoing for a number of years, with changes to the busy street being drawn up by East Lothian Council.

It is understood that work will be carried out next month, with traffic-calming measures also included to ensure drivers do not break the speed limit.

Vehicles are often parked on both sides of the road, which can make it difficult for vehicles to pass each other.

Lynne has called for changes to be made and wants a reduced speed limit.

She said: “I would like to see a car park behind the houses for the residents that stay there or make it a one-way street but make the speed limit 10 miles per hour.”

Tranent/Macmerry/Wallyford ward councillor Colin McGinn is “very supportive” of the street being made one-way for traffic.

The councillor lives nearby and told the Courier he used the street numerous times a day.

He added: “I think, undoubtedly, there are issues with the road.

“The majority of that is volume of traffic and parking on both sides.”