Grief on the busy roads
By RODNEY STEVENS and RENEE FORD
COFFS-CLARENCE police were called to two smashes on the Pacific Highway in the space of five hours yesterday.
At 7am a car rolled on the Pacific Highway at Brushgrove. The car, driven by a man, was heading south near the Brushgrove turn-off when it crashed.
The vehicle, registered in Queensland, was extensively damaged, its contents strewn across a paddock beside the roadway.
The driver, the only one in the car, was uninjured.
Later, a car towing a caravan on the Pacific Highway jack-knifed on the Wells Crossing bridge near Halfway Creek at noon.
The two occupants of the car were taken to Grafton Base Hospital in a stable condition.
Motorists faced delays as traffic on the highway was blocked in both directions for more than 90 minutes.
The smashes come just two days after a head-on collision that claimed the life of a 58-year-old Central Coast woman at Red Rock.
A car driven by an 81-year-old woman careered into the corner of a brick house after allegedly failing to stop at a give-way sign at Maclean on Wednesday evening.
It was Phyllis Anderson's home that was hit and she wants a stop sign erected at the notorious Woodford-Taloumbi intersection before someone is badly hurt.
"I was lucky I wasn't out on my verandah," she said
Mrs Anderson said she fears for her safety, and for the safety of school children walking to and from home.
"Until they put a stop sign ... there will be more accidents, people just don't give way there."