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Monday, October 25, 2021

Pensioner in hospital after another ‘Dark Hedges’ crash
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A 88 year old pensioner named locally as Frankie Heggerty was taken to hospital following a crash involving another vehicle at the junction of the Bregagh Road and the Gracehill Road.

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The occupants in the other car were tourists who pulled out from the Bregagh Road were the famous ‘Dark Hedges’ are situated, and into the oncoming Mr Heggerty.

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This junction has been a hot spot for accidents especially tourists and even saw one American called Michael Munroe, while on honeymoon with his wife, die as a result of an accident last year. His wife was also injured but survived.

Speaking about the latest crash, local MLA Mervyn Storey said;

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“I understand another accident has taken place at the Clintyfinnan crossroads. A local resident from Clintyfinnan was involved with a car of a tourist from the United States.
Just this week I received further correspondence from Roads Service following concerns that I had raised with the Area Manager calling for information leaflets and sat-nav improvements.
Regrettably in previous meetings and correspondence Roads Service has said that legislation does not facilitate the use of stop signs at this location.“Following this recent accident I believe that the only way now to prevent these accidents at this black spot is to introduce such signage.”

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