Kyabram's Allan-Albion St intersection is a major hazard to pedestrians and motorists according to Maureen Walsh.April 30, 2014 3:45am
Kyabram resident and business owner Maureen Walsh is concerned about the number of accidents occurring at the Allan St/Albion St intersection.
Kyabram business owner Maureen Walsh believes the major intersection at Albion St and Allan St in the town must be made safer to protect pedestrians and motorists.
Her comments come after a white ute collided with a silver hatchback at the notorious intersection on Thursday morning last week.
Paramedics and police attended the scene, but neither driver suffered serious injuries.
Mrs Walsh, who runs the AutoPro store on Allan St, witnessed the collision and said she had seen numerous incidents at the intersection.
‘‘We see heaps of near misses and people not giving way are the main culprit. It’s not just coming out of Albion St its people also coming down Allan St failing to notice,’’ she said.
‘‘If it hadn’t been for the fact that it’s a truck route down Albion St, it would have been the ideal location to have a roundabout put in.
‘‘I personally think the truck route should go down Bolitho Rd and down Edis St. Obviously a lot of trucks just keep coming towards the township though.’’
Mrs Walsh said that measures must be put in place to make the intersection safer.
‘‘It’s the worst corner for pedestrians in town. You see school kids going across on their scooters and stuff and just shudder watching them because its only a matter of time before someone gets seriously hurt and it would probably be an elderly person or a child.’’
There have been several accidents at the intersection in the past few years.
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