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Fatal accident on Frosses Road shows need for dual carraigeway-Mc Kay

2 September, 2007

North Antrim Sinn Féin MLA Daithí McKay has said that the latest fatal accident on the Frosses Road has again demonstrated the need for the arterial route to be made into a dual carriageway.

Mr McKay said:

"As local people know this accident was the latest in a series of fatal accidents along this stretch of road and more must be done to ensure that the number of accidents occuring here is reduced significantly.

"The Frosses is one of Ireland's most dangerous roads with 21 deaths over the last 19 years, and in the last 3 years almost 40 people have been injured on the road. Whilst the forthcoming dualling of the road from Glarryford to the Drones Road is to be welcomed we still believe that the entire road should be dualled from Ballymena to Coleraine, especially the stretch between Ballymoney and Ballymena where this accident occured.

"I will again be raising this issue in the Assembly with the Minister for Regional Development as a matter of urgency." ENDS

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