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A FATHER whose 18-year-old son died in an accident on the A27 has spoken out in support of plans to improve the busy route.

Nine years ago three Chichester physical education students, Rebecca Seymour, James Daniels, and Steve Bernard, were killed at the Nyton Road junction on the A27 between Fontwell and Tangmere.

Steve’s father Tony Bernard supported the A27 Action Campaign, which was launched by the authorities last week in a bid to lobby the government to improve six junctions around the Chichester bypass and the Fontwell roundabout.

Mr Bernard said: ‘You are playing Russian roulette on these major roads.

‘I wouldn’t want anyone else to suffer like we have. Anything that will improve safety and save people’s lives has to be a bonus.’

After Steve’s death, his family set up the Steve Bernard Foundation.

The charity has gone on to raise more than £180,000 for sporting projects across the south coast.