SDLP MLA calls for safety improvements on Downpatrick road after multiple crashes

An MLA has called for improved safety measures on a Co Down road.

Colin McGrath posted a video showing a number of cars spinning out of control and crashing in Co Down.

In one of the collisions, a section of a garden wall belonging to a Downpatrick home is destroyed.

The SDLP South Down representative called on the Department for Infrastructure to add additional safety measures on the Bonecastle Road in the town.

He said: "I’ve been trying to convince the Department for Infrastructure that we need additional safety measures on the Bonecastle Road.

"When will they get the hint?"

The Department for Infrastructure, in a statement said it was aware of the video footage and will liaise with the PSNI, "which is the authority for investigating collisions, to identify any issues that fall within our remit including any need for enhanced safety measures".

“Due to the number of incidents that have occurred over the last number of weeks the department has carried out a site inspection and, in the interim, will erect signage at the bend and marker posts in the verge.  This work will be prioritised and the department will continue to monitor this location.”

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