Crash raises calls for Bunns Rd up­grade

Isis Town and Country - - News -

THE NEAR-loss of her daugh­ter has spurred Isis res­i­dent Elise Cot­tam to speak out about the qual­ity of Bunns Rd.

Mrs Cot­tam spoke to the Town & Coun­try on Tues­day af­ter­noon to raise con­cerns about a “500m stretch” that al­most claimed her daugh­ter Bre­anan Tis­dell’s and two grand­chil­dren’s lives.

“They were driv­ing down that road and a 4WD was com­ing the other way,“she said. “She saw it and moved across to make sure she missed it, but the 4WD had a trailer on the back.“

The trailer swung out and Mrs Tis­dell took eva­sive ac­tion, miss­ing the trailer but rolling her Honda CRV.

While ev­ery­one es­caped se­ri­ous in­jury, the worst of which were a few cuts and bruises, Mrs Cot­tam said it was a crash that could have been avoided had the road been up to scratch.

“It’s only a 500m stretch but they just refuse to seal it,“she said.

“Af­ter flood­ing at Ap­ple Tree Creek we told the dis­as­ter man­age­ment group about the road.

“(The sur­face) is like mar­bles.”

Mrs Cot­tam, who is also the lo­cal SES group con­troller, said the road was a main ac­cess route, and raised con­cerns about the num­ber of stu­dents walk­ing down the road for the bus.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

ROLL: Bre­anan Tis­dell was lucky to es­cape in­jury in this Bunns Rd crash.

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