LETTER: Deadly crash haunts Surrey widower who wants to make Highway 10 safer

The Editor,

Monday’s fatal car crash on Highway 10 in Delta, between Scott Road and Highway 91, is not the first at exactly the same location. In fact, being a longtime resident of nearby Boundary Park, I can recall at least three other fatal accidents at exactly the same spot.

As a person who lost his wife in another car crash years ago on Highway 10, not far from the site of Monday’s event, I am, frankly, scared to death every time I have to go up or down that dangerous, curved, highspeed hill.

My wife died as a result of the failure of government to recognize and deal with an obviously dangerous piece of road. And now more people, this time two teenagers, are dead for the same reason.

I am particularly upset because on Monday, I travelled the exact same scary piece of road with my new wife, only a few minutes before those kids! It could have been us! My heart goes out to their families for their pain.

When will Delta and/or the department of highways wake up and do something to put an end to this slaughter?

Surely, at the very least, a centre concrete "no-post" divider could be installed, from the divider at Scott Road to the divider at Highway 10. It would not be very expensive compared to the societal cost of the loss of the lives of two potentially productive members of the community and the cost of the crash cleanup – police, fire department, paramedics, tow trucks, car insurance losses and hospital, etc. – and would improve safety considerably.

Come on people, get off your collective rumps and do something!

Gary Patriquin,

Surrey

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