McCrossan: Action needed to save lives

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SDLP West Tyrone MLA Daniel McCrossan has said that action must be taken before more lives are lost on roads in the area.


He was speaking after a man died following a collision between a car and tractor on the Curr Road in Beragh.

It is the second road death in the area in as many months.

West Tyrone MLA Mr McCrossan said:

“My thoughts are with the family and friends of the man who lost his life on the Curr Road on Thursday evening. Losing a loved one in such tragic circumstances is an incredibly difficult experience and I’d like to express my sympathy as they come to terms with what’s happened.

“There have been multiple deaths on local roads in recent months and we need to see an urgent intervention before any more lives are lost in this area. I understand the political situation and other external factors have held up important work, but we need to examine if there are any temporary measures that could make a difference.

“It is heartbreaking to see lives being lost on our roads month after month, with families, friends and whole communities left devastated as a result. I have spoken to those who have lost loved ones on numerous occasions and it never gets any easier. We need to see work start on the A5 upgrade without delay, there have been far too many lives lost already.”

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