Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

It's Too Late for Us

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

It's Too Late for Us

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Byline: By Matt Casey

A mother torm- ented by the death of her son today welcomed safety measures at the road black spot where he was killed.

Susan Curry says she will never get over the death of her 20-year-old son Christopher, who was hit by a speeding taxi only three months after a schoolboy died on the same road.

And for the first time, she revealed her other son, Mark, then 18, found his brother's shoes at the scene of the crash.

Mrs Curry spoke after new safety measures were approved at the road blackspot near two schools where both victims died.

A speeding taxi knocked down 13-year-old Jamie Wright in Biddick Lane, Fatfield, Washington, in March 1998.

In June that year, Christopher, of Titchfield Road, Biddick, Washington, died after being hit by a taxi while walking home with a pal on the south part of the road near its junction with Bonemill Lane.

Despite the pleas of parents and local councillors it was four years before traffic-calming measures were introduced in the area. …

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