Tuesday 6th March 2018
Earlier today yet another vehicle collision occurred at the junction of Knockmore and Ballinderry Road. Emergency services yet again had to respond to the scene with the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service having to using cutting gear to help extract at least one casualty. Two vehicles were involved in the crash and the PSNI have cordoned the scene off to carry out further investigations. I find it intolerable that given the atrocious accident history at this now infamous junction we are still no closer to seeing traffic management upgrades to improve safety and vehicle flow. I use this junction almost daily and have witnessed many near miss incidents that reinforce the necessity for action and not procrastination.
I reiterate my continued call on all those responsible, Dept of Infrastructure, Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council, PSNI and the appropriate developers to deliver this life saving upgrade before we are dealing with further tragedy. I will be contacting all parties to demand that action is taken now.