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'Never again': survivor speaks

ONE Killarney resident fears it is going to take a death before something is done about the notorious Mt Lindesay Rd - and it almost could have been hers.

Early last year the woman, who doesn't wish to be named, rolled her car twice while navigating the stretch.

She said she pulled off the road to allow a truck travelling in the opposite direction to pass just before the crash.

"The small truck was coming from the opposite direction and there was such a fog of dirt and grit I couldn't see," she said.

"I pulled over to stop because he wasn't going to stop or slow down and he was in the middle of the road."

After waiting some time for the truck to pass and the air to clear, the woman started driving again but said there was so much loose dirt from the truck it caused her car to roll twice, into a fence.

Fortunately she and her passenger were relatively uninjured, much to the amazement of those who witnessed the wreckage.

"The police don't know how we came out of it and said we were lucky to be alive," she said.

"It makes you think differently because you have survived something people say you shouldn't have."

The woman said although it had been 12 months since the accident, she now refused to travel the troublesome road and she was not alone.

"Loads of people here in Killarney just won't use it because they have had skids and near-misses," she said.

"It is going to take a bad accident before something happens to fix it but we don't want that, do we?

"It needs to be fixed now."

Call us with your story of the Legume to Woodenbong Rd on 4660 1310.



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