Government urged to act over accidents on the A19
Easington MP Grahame Morris said “Anyone who uses the A19 regularly as part of their daily commute will know there are frequent delays due to accidents.
The road is dangerous but the Government have dismissed road safety concerns as a matter for the police only. [The fact that there are two police forces involved Durham and Northumbria makes a co-ordinate response more difficult.]
I have called on the Government
to commission a review into the causes of injuries and fatalities at accident blackspots on the A19.
I hope this review takes place sooner rather than later as delays will risk further loss of life and injury. There are also important issues about blue light ambulances being delayed due to accidents on the A19 en route to hospital specialist units and accident & emergency departments. ”
We need more decisive action from the Minister”
Please see my written questions to the minister on this issue.