The car which rolled at Brushgrove yesterday.
The car which rolled at Brushgrove yesterday.

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."



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