Councillor demands pedestrian crossing after ANOTHER accident at Aura

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 March 13, 2017
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There have been renewed calls for a pedestrian crossing at the Aura Leisure Centre in Letterkenny after another accident this evening.

A person was knocked down while crossing the road leading to the popular leisure centre around 5.45pm.

An ambulance rushed to the scene and it is understood the person was taken to Letterkenny University Hospital.

The latest accident has led to another call for a pedestrian crossing at the location.

County councillor Gerry McMonagle said that the only solution is a pedestrian crossing.

He said “We have been talking to talking about this for I don’t know how many years. The situation is simply not funny anymore.

“We have seen another accident this evening and it is only a matter of time before somebody is seriously injured as a result of another accident.”

Councillor McMonagle said he has been told by council engineers that the reason there is not a pedestrian crossing being put on the site is because of a fear that it will interrupt the flow of traffic.

He added “At this stage I would have to ask if the flow of traffic is more important than a human life. Tonight’s accident is not the first and it certainly won’t be the last.

“We have been told the reason there is no pedestrian crossing there is because they do not want to interrupt the flow of traffic and yet we have one at the bottom of the town at an even busier junction.

“We will have to raise this again at council level and put pressure on our engineers to examine the issue in detail,” he said.