Two vehicles crashed at the corner of Tooth and Martin Sts in Point Vernon.
Two vehicles crashed at the corner of Tooth and Martin Sts in Point Vernon. Alistair Brightman

Dundowran man, 88, charged after two-car crash at blackspot

AN 88-YEAR-old Dundowran man involved a two-car crash at a well-known trouble intersection in Hervey Bay has been charged with a traffic infringement for failing to give way.

Hervey Bay Police Sergeant Darryn Morris said the crash happened at the intersection of Tooth and Martin Sts, shortly after 8.30am on Tuesday.

"A 41-year-old female from Point Vernon (driving the other car) received minor injuries, possibly a whiplash," he said.

"(The man) had a sore shoulder and the ambulance assessed him but he chose not to take up their assistance."

The intersection in question is a known crash black spot.

Last month, the council received $276,000 in black spot funding to build a roundabout there.

"There have been six traffic crashes reported to police between 2007-2013 at that intersection," Sgt Morris said.

There have been a total of 19 crashes at the intersection in the past 21 years.

Councillor Trevor McDonald told the Chronicle in June the council was designing the new project and hoped it would be finished by March next year.

Blackspot

  • There have been 19 crashes in the past 21 years
  • Intersection has received $276,000 in Blackspot funding
  • Safety upgrade should be completed by March 2014


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