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Road safety campaigner Samantha Cousin who lost her family in tragic accident vows to fight on for road safety improvements on the notorious A82 Loch Ness road following further deaths


By Alan Shields

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Samantha Cousin said that she will continue to fight for road safety improvements so that "no other family" should go through what she has after her son Rhys' death...Picture: Callum Mackay.
Samantha Cousin said that she will continue to fight for road safety improvements so that "no other family" should go through what she has after her son Rhys' death...Picture: Callum Mackay.

A GRANDMOTHER who lost four members of her family in an accident on the A82 has renewed her calls for safety improvements following yet another fatality.

Motorcyclist Michael Gall (51) died on July 19 near Invermoriston following a collision involving a car.

Now A82 road safety campaigner Samantha Cousin plans to “scream from the rooftops” to get improvements made to the road, which is considered one of the most dangerous in Scotland.

Miss Cousin (49) lost her son Rhys (25), his wife Gemma (26) and their daughters Peyton (3) and one-year-old Heidi in a crash just north of Fort William.

They were making their way home to Inverness when the accident happened.

More than two years have passed since the tragedy and she says continuing to see fatal accidents on the notorious stretch of road “breaks her”.

She said: “There have been a good few crashes since.

“It breaks me, it totally breaks me that someone else is having to go through what I went through. It’s awful.”

Miss Cousin said that despite taking part in a BBC documentary about dangerous roads, little has been done since she lost her son and his family died in February 2020, adding: “It’s time to start making noise about it.”


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