Alex Easton MLA has today claimed Transport NI have failed the residents of the Cotton, after a series road traffic accident which has seen a young girl knocked down.

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA:

This is a very sad day to hear of this incident on Friday evening, that has seen a young lady has been injured after being knocked down, I wish her a speedy recovery and she will be in my thought and prayers. I am extremely annoyed at Transport NI who has planned to do work to improve safety in the 2016/17 period and cancelled it.” (See email below)

“The failure to do this work has failed the residents of the Cotton and Transport NI have a lot to answer for, not only is there a failure on this safety issue there also needs to be a reduction of speed on the A48 Donaghadee to Newtownards Road at the Cotton a speed reduction needs implemented down to 40MPH. Residents have been complaining about the speed of cars, especially for residents trying to exit out from Bailie Terrace and Avonmore Court onto the A48 Donaghadee to Newtownards Road.”

“The Cotton has double in size over the years and is now a major rural community, and road safety now needs addressed as a matter of urgency. Two issues need addressed the safety of pedestrian/residents accessing the bus stop and residents exiting onto the A48. I will be writing to the Infrastructure Minister and intend to pursue this until something is done.”