‘Let families of Conisbrough crash victims grieve’, says MP

MP Caroline Flint.
MP Caroline Flint.
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Don Valley MP Caroline Flint has urged residents to give families and friends of those who died in a road crash in Conisbrough time to grieve before seeking answers as to how it happened.

Bartosz Bortniczak, 18, Blake Cairns, 16, Arpad Kore, 18, Jordanna Goodwin, 16, and Megan Storey, 16, all from Doncaster, died in a collision on the A630 on Saturday night.

Ms Flint, Labour MP for Conisbrough and Denaby, said loved ones affected must be allowed to mourn their loss before a more indepth assessment of road safety issues takes place.

She said: “We will be demanding an immediate review of safety on this road after this appalling loss of life.

“But we must begin by thinking first of the five families who have lost young relatives, a school that has lost much-loved pupils and a community has been shocked by this terrible loss.

“Of course, there will be a clamour for answers as to why these young people have been taken away from us. But we must let the families and friends grieve and allow the police to provide the answers in due course.”

Conisbrough councillor Sandra Holland added: “Councillors will be meeting with the police and highways officers to review the safety on this stretch of road; but we are all conscious that we must let the families and community come to terms with this loss, and let the police do their job.”

The five teenagers were travelling in a Toyota car that collided with a grey Seat Leon.

Police arrested a 21-year-old man who was driving a black Vauxhall Corsa on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. He was released on police bail.

The Seat driver, a 45-year-old man from Mexborough, suffered a broken leg.