Road death sparks warning for motorists
IT’S a notorious stretch of road with a bloody history.
John Anderson, 74, died on January 3 after a two-vehicle crash near the intersection of Shute Harbour and Rifle Range roads at Mount Marlow.
Abbey Tozer was in the other car involved in the tragic incident and she has called on everyone to take care on the roads and do everything they can to avoid a life-threatening situation.
“It’s always been a dangerous corner and that road in general always has people speeding or being impatient,” she said.
“It’s pretty dangerous in the wet, everyone needs to slow down and pay attention.”
For every person who has died along the notorious stretch, there’s a handful of people who’ve been extremely lucky to have walked away with their lives, including the driver of a large truck which came to grief on the corner on Monday afternoon.
Sue Scott of Scott’s Timber has for eight years operated her business on the very corner in question.
Over the years she has seen numerous accidents and noted the most recent crashes happened in the rain and it was vehicles in the west-bound lane that came a cropper.
She said after the death of Mr Anderson she had contacted the Department of Transport and Main Roads and was told upgrade works were scheduled later this month.
“I am concerned that Main Roads did not get on board. If I was in charge I would make it a higher priority,” she said.
“The same thing could happen again given the right conditions.”