A young boy cyclist's narrow escape from death has increased demand for action over the notoriously dangerous Mill Lane junction roundabout in Windsor.

The accident last week was attended by the ambulance service, the police and transport research laboratory investigators. The boy's bike was destroyed but he escaped with cuts and bruises - his distraught mother had rushed to the scene in tears after being told her son had been in an accident.

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Chartered Surveyor Martin Gibbons lives within sight of the junction and says he has witnessed several accidents and many near misses at the roundabout.

He has two children aged 10 and eight and said: "It must be unbelievably distressing for a parent to be called to a scene like that. We have been red flagging the council to do something about this roundabout.

"Police traffic records have revealed this is the third most dangerous roundabout in Berkshire.

"What happened last week was inevitable. We have witnessed numerous near misses. My message to the council would be 'you must take action before the near misses become a catastrophe'."

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Susy Shearer, from Windsor & Maidenhead Cycling Action Group. (W&MCAG), said: “In the 24 months from January 2017 to December 2019 four cyclists have been recorded as being injured at this junction.

"We’d like to see the approach to this junction slowed down and to have raised toucan crossings for pedestrians and cyclists with the junction controlled by MOVA ‘Smart’ traffic lights."

Ward councillors for the Clewer East area where the roundabout is are opposition Lib Dem members Amy Tisi and Karen Davies.

Cllr Tisi said: "At our public meeting last November our residents in Parsonage Lane and Clewer Village made it clear this roundabout is a major concern.

"So far, the only action the council has been prepared to take is the installation of speed activated sign and now another person, a child, has been injured.”

Cllr Davies said: “The boy’s mother turned up to the scene and was in tears to find her son still alive. The boy’s bike was destroyed, it could so easily have been the boy himself."