The family of a teenager who was hit by a car on a zebra crossing is hopeful it will be made safer.

But they are concerned it could take too long.

Dylan Grother, 17, was with his mum Clarisse and father Leon at the meeting of Swindon Borough Council, asking for the crossing on Hay Lane in Grange Park to be improved.

They want the speed limit cut to 20mph, a speed hump to be constructed the width of the road and more signs and presented a petition signed by hundreds of nearby residents.

Dylan suffered multiple injuries, including a broken vertebra, ankle, foot and nose when he was hit by a car in 2016 on the crossing.

The council agreed to instruct officers to write a briefing note for the cabinet member for highways and environment, Maureen Penny 'outlining the road safety priorities for the borough, including Hay Lane.”

Mrs Grother, who spoke to members, saying she didn’t want another collision to occur at the crossing, said afterwards: “I’m a bit disappointed. It’s good there will be report on what needs to be done, but it might take months to do because it’s borough-wide, and I’m worried the Hay Lane crossing might just get drowned in the whole report.”

Coun Penny said: “I have to take a borough-wide perspective on this.”

She added she was very supportive of residents: “I'd like to thank those who have organised this petition for bringing this matter to my attention.

"I'm keen that we have roads that are safe for all users – motorists, cyclists and pedestrians.

"Traffic surveys carried out on Hay Lane in either direction indicate good compliance with the speed limit.”

That was disputed by Rodney Birks, who lives near Hay Lane. He spoke in support of the Grothers’ petition, adding: “I frequently hear the screech of brakes from motorists at the crossing.

“I looked at the data, of 7,000 cars which went across the crossing in one week, 2,900 of them were exceeding the speed limit. Saying that the average speed is 29.5 mph and therefore there is good compliance is nonsense based on this information.”

Labour councillors introduced an amendment requiring a report on the specific measures called for at the crossing to be prepared for the cabinet, but this was defeated by Conservative votes.

Labour group leader Jim Grant said: “Can anyone tell me why they don’t want these measures?”