‘Death trap’ Brocagh road needs footpath

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

‘Death trap’ Brocagh road needs footpath thumbnailThe busy Brocagh Mountjoy road.

A RESIDENT has described a stretch of road at Brocagh as a "death trap" and says "there's no doubt" a child will be killed walking along it.

The man, who did not wish to be named, contacted the Courier to express his deep concerns about the safety of a stretch of the Mountjoy Road between St Brigid's Primary School and the Castlebay Community Centre and gaelic club.

He says children regularly walk along the road to move between the school and the community facilities, but says he has witnessed numerous near misses of late.

And, in one particularly worrying incident, he says he saw children having to jump into briars to avoid two lorries which met on the busy road.

Speaking to the Courier, the man, a father of two small children, said: "A lot of young ones come from the primary school to the gaelic club.

"There's no footpath and they are jumping out of the way of vehicles coming up and down the road.

"If there was a footpath, you could take the youngsters down to the football field safely, but that's not the case and I feel that nobody is doing anything about it.


"It's a death trap."


And he is concerned the worst could possibly happen if work isn't carried out to address the problem.

He said: "Just last week I was driving down the road and ahead of me I saw two lorries meeting and there was three girls walking along the road.

"I saw them having to jump into the briars to avoid getting hit.

"There's no doubt about it that some young one could end up getting killed.

"I just hope someone will do something about it before anything terrible happens."


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