Lockhart says A1 road death “a tragedy”

24 November 2019

DUP Upper Bann MLA and Westminster candidate Carla Lockhart has said that the death of a lady on the A1 is a tragedy. Ms Lockhart says that more needs to be done on this stretch of road to improve safety.

Carla Lockhart MLA

Carla Lockhart

Speaking on the issue Carla Lockhart said,

“This is yet another tragedy on this stretch of road as a woman of 75 died following a single vehicle traffic incident. My heartfelt thoughts are with the family of the deceased. 

I was alerted to this accident early on Sunday.  I shuddered to think of another accident resulting in death on this road.  We are not aware of the circumstances of this particular accident however we are all to aware of the dangers of this road. 

The number of fatalities and incidents on this road are unusually high.

We need to see the police and those responsible for this stretch of road to come forward with proposals to reduce the number of incidents particularly on the Banbridge to Dromore stretch. Too many families have been bereaved and they to will want to know what measures are being put in place so others don’t share their pain. I would urge the the Department for Infrastructure to urgently implement improved safety measures on this area of the road.

Proposals have been brought forward but not agreed and this needs rectified as soon as possible. I will be pressing the Permanent Secretary to get some movement on this vital matter.”

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