Crash Barriers Must Be Installed At Accident Black Spot

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Another serious road accident has occurred on an accident black spot on the Cushendall Road less than a week after an Independent Councillor called for the installation of safety barriers at the location.

The two car accident witnessed both cars leave the road. One continued down a steep embankment coming to rest some ninty feet below the carriageway. The fire brigade had to remove a female driver from the car which came to rest on its roof. She was taken by ambulance to Coleraine Hospital in a serious though not life threatening condition.

A week prior to the latest accident: Joining the community to call for the introduction of safety barriers on the Cushendall Road

A week prior to the latest accident: Joining the community to call for the introduction of safety barriers on the Cushendall Road

Moyle Independent Councillor Padraig Mc Shane had called on the Council to write to Road Service just a week prior to the accident requesting the installation of safety barriers. He said at the time:

“I have serious concerns about the contours of the road and the dangers inherent therein to road users. A steep drop exists on one side and given the high number of accidents I’m afraid it may only be a matter of time before we are looking at a fatality at this location”.

Council had agreed to Councillor Mc Shane’s request and he is now calling for the immediate installation of the safety system.

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