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Dualling plea from accident victims

A campaign to dual a Yorkshire ‘A’ road has received backing from a couple who were involved in a fatal accident there.

George and Doreen Bowser were in a crash on the A64 between Scarborough and York in September in which two people in the other car were killed.

The Bowsers themselves suffered multiple injuries and had to have hospital treatment.

They are backing the Scarborough Evening News campaign for changes to the road and said only a dual carriageway would prevent accidents like the one they were involved in.

“The police can only make a calculated guess at what caused the accident, but only a dual carriageway can separate opposing traffic flows,” they said.

“How much is each life worth towards the cost of that change?”

Road chiefs are already planning to make changes to part of the road in the spring, when they will close the two-lane section travelling towards York and turn it into a conventional two-lane road, with new road markings and signs.

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