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Crowe calls for action at Tallaght accident black-spot

14 November, 2006

Dublin South West Sinn Féin TD Seán Crowe has called on South Dublin County Council to act swiftly to eliminate an accident black-spot in Tallaght where he claims an accident is happening at least once a week. Deputy Crowe was speaking this morning after a three car pile-up occurred yesterday at the junction of Cheeverstown Road and Fortunestown Way near the site of the new swimming pool in Tallaght.

Deputy Crowe said, "This three car pile-up is just the latest accident at the junction of Cheeverstown Road and Fortunestown Way. Hardly a week goes by without an accident at this junction. Tens of thousands of euros in insurance claims will no doubt be a result of these accidents, not to mention the injuries that have been suffered by motorists and their passengers. Yet no action seems to have been taken by the road authority in South Dublin County Council.

"There is an urgent need for traffic lights at this junction yet it appears that the council won't put in the lights as they will have to take them back out again when the road gets widened to facilitate the outer ring road. So in the meantime these accidents look set to continue. I am calling on the council to wake up to the serious threat to live and limb and to at the very least introduce temporary measures including traffic lights at this junction. There is extra additional pressure being put on the junction now as the swimming pool opened yesterday and my biggest fear is that someone will die if this very serious accident black-spot continues to be ignored." ENDS

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