Father joins calls for review into fatal road
A TAKURA father has joined calls for a review of Pialba-Burrum Heads Rd after a fatal crash on the stretch near Craignish on Tuesday.
Dundowran Beach man Raymond Burke died when his Mazda and another car collided as he was leaving the Craignish Country Club driveway.
Police confirmed speed was a factor in the crash.
The 44-year-old driver of the other vehicle was taken to Hervey Bay Hospital in a serious condition.
The fatal crash came just weeks after Takura father Michael Radic was involved in a crash near the Petersen's Rd intersection after another driver failed to give way.
Mr Radic said he had six of his children in the car with him when the other car collided with his people mover.
"We were knocked on to the other side of the road," he said.
"The police officer said we were lucky there was no head on collision."
Mr Radic said he and his children received little more than scratches and bruises in the smash.
He does agree that something needs to be done about the stretch which is notorious for crashes.
"I don't know what they can do with it," he said.
Mr Radic said he would like to see some options on the best way to make the road safer.
The father's calls come the day after Member for Maryborough Bruce Saunders made a public appeal to Minister for Main Roads Mark Bailey to conduct a review of Pialba-Burrum Heads Rd from Yarrilee to Burrum Heads. A Department of Main Roads and Transport spokeswoman said they are working with police.
"If the fatal crash investigation establishes that any road factors were involved, we will act to address these," she said.