Sinn Féin representative Hayleigh Fleming has said that “death drivers” and off road vehicles being driven recklessly in the Hazelbank area will result in a fatality if it is not tackled and perpetrators taken to court.
Hayleigh Fleming said “Over recent days I received a number of calls from people living in the Hazelbank area very concerned about the antics of “death drivers” .The people driving these stolen and run-around cars are causing havoc on the roads in the area.
“Residents have told me it has only been through sheer luck that there hasn’t been a fatality if one of these vehicles goes out of control or doesn’t stop at one of the many road junctions throughout Hazelbank.
“To make matters worse there are also small groups involved in driving off road vehicles such as scramblers through the area over the green spaces and footpaths. God forbid anyone is hit by one of these machines travelling at 40 -50mph.
“Sinn Féin will raise this with the PSNI at the local Neighbourhood Safety Team.
“I would appeal for anyone with information on the culprits to bring it forward immediately as those involved in this death riding and terrorising the community need to be brought before the courts.