North Bank is not a ‘lethal’ road as your report claimed last week after fatal crash

TRAGIC as this accident was, it is wrong to ‘blame’ North Bank as being responsible (“lethal”, according to your report).

I have driven along North Bank many hundreds of times without incident but I treat it with the respect it deserves.

The cause of the accident will no doubt be established in due course – either a mechanical fault on one of the vehicles involved or, more likely, failure of one or more of the drivers involved to drive at a speed and in a manner appropriate to the road conditions.

So can we please have more objective and less sensational reporting of such incidents?

Whatever the cause, it was not a “lethal” road that brought the accident about. If it were, then everyone who drives along it, however careful they may be, would have an accident at the same spot.


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ALLAN SIBLEY

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