Jamie Noy’s damaged car after crashing on the Lawrence Road.
Jamie Noy’s damaged car after crashing on the Lawrence Road.

Driver calls for improved road

THE young driver who almost landed in Alumy Creek after crashing on the Lawrence Road last week has added her voice to calls for improvements to be made to the road.

Jamie Noy, 18, said she was driving north at about 70kmh on February 4 when her rear wheel went over the road shoulder.

“It had been raining heavily and had just stopped, but there was still a lot of water on the road so I was going slowly,” she said.

“When the wheel went over the shoulder the car just started sliding on the grass.

“I tried to get back on the road, but when the wheel hit the shoulder it slid.

“I saw the car coming the other way. I swerved to miss them.”

Jamie received bruising to her arms and legs from the crash and was ‘pretty shaken up’.

“I don’t like that corner at the best of times,” she said.

“It needs to be widened and the camber fixed ... it could probably do with guard rails.”

Stephen and Penny Lane, who live near the crash site, said there had been six crashes there since they moved in three years ago. Three had been on February 4 on consecutive years.

Stephen, 62, had to dive into the creek a number of times to rescue drivers who had crashed there.

They dread the thought they might not be home when a car goes in the creek.



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