Crash raises calls for Bunns Rd upgrade
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.
ROLL: Breanan Tisdell was lucky to escape injury in this Bunns Rd crash.