Something needs done – URGENTLY


AN ON-LINE petition started in the wake of last week's horrific car crash at the hamlet of Clintyfinnan, near Armoy has reached over 900 signatures within days.

The petition reflects an escalation of safety concerns at the Bregagh Rd/Gracehill Rd crossroads after the death of American honeymooner Michael Munroe and the hospitalization of his wife Caroline.

Less than two days after the tragedy safety fears were reinforced by a second accident at the same junction.

Thankfully no one was injured, but this prompted local mum Simone Christie to start a Petition, that had already obtained 901 signatures at the time of going to press.

Her petition is addressed to the Department of Infrastructure and calls for road signage and road speed markings to be urgently improved at this junction, “For the protection of our families and friends” and she added, “without these improvements, accidents and needless deaths will continue!”

“Speed restrictions MUST be enforced,” she said “Police must have a more frequent presence at this junction to deter speeding.”

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Simple STOP sign preferred

The scene of the last serious accident at the Gracehill Rd/ Bregagh Road junction on May 21. WK2250-K-MY.

A tree-mendous cut

Wood processor Daniel McVicker pictured with part of the beech tree that was once located at the Dark Hedges. SPB29-13.