I’m sure we all travel along some roads which we know to be dangerous. On my way to my seaside apartment in the little village of Castlerock, I drive along a piece of highway called Frosse’s Road. It is notorious for the amount of accidents that occur along it, and over the years I have witnessed more than a few very nasty prangs, but sadly, there have also been many fatalities. I was thinking about this when I read about the death of Ronnie Cochrane who had helped crash victims at a fatal smash on the Frosses Road on Friday – just hours before he was killed in similar circumstances elsewhere.
Mr Cochrane was killed in a three-car collision just outside Garvagh in Co Londonderry. Hours earlier, the 56-year-old Good Samaritan had come across a road traffic collision in which an elderly man died after his car came into collision with a bus on the A26 road, which links Ballymena to Coleraine. Mr Cochrane stayed at the scene to assist with the injured until help came. In a freak coincidence, he died around seven hours later near to his home town.