Anger over intersection
AN accident on Wommin Bay Road, Chinderah, yesterday afternoon resulting in a woman being trapped in her car was not an isolated incident, according to residents of the area.
The Wommin Bay Road and Phillip Street intersection is a notorious black spot for motorists and yesterday's accident was just another example, local resident Leanne Breckenridge (pictured bottom right) said.
At 12.30pm a yellow VN Holden Commodore and a late-model white Toyota Camry collided, spinning the Commodore off the road.
Tweed District rescue squad members arrived to free the young woman from her wrecked vehicle and she was transferred by ambulance to Tweed Heads Hospital.
Ms Breckenridge, a veterinary nurse at a practice on the corner of the intersection, said she saw people put their lives on the line every day at the heavily-used junction.
Just a few weeks ago, she was horrified when a woman was knocked from her pushbike by a car which sped from the scene, leaving the woman lying in the middle of the road.
"We heard her screaming from in here and we ran outside and she was sprawled out on the road after the guy just took off," Ms Breckenridge said.
"Cars turning into Phillip Street from Wommin Bay Road are always getting cleaned up by cars coming up on the outside lane.
"Accidents are happening here all the time and eventually someone is going to be killed."
Ms Breckenridge believes Tweed council has not kept up with the demand on the road and should either introduce a roundabout or a "no right turn" sign or any other option that would stem the tide of accidents at the intersection.
"It's ridiculous, when you get on that road you are taking your life into your own hands. Someone is going to be killed there someday. They need to do something about it," she said.
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