ROLLOVER: A Land Rover 4WD rolled on Eel Creek Rd yesterday. One person was injured and taken to Gympie Hospital with minor injuries.
ROLLOVER: A Land Rover 4WD rolled on Eel Creek Rd yesterday. One person was injured and taken to Gympie Hospital with minor injuries. Craig Warhurst

Residents demand action after 4WD rolls

A SINGLE-VEHICLE rollover on Eel Creek Rd has renewed calls for more to be done to the "dangerous" stretch.

Resident Gail McGrath said gum trees that border the country road needed to be chopped down to make it safer for motorists and residents.

Mrs McGrath has seen many accidents on the bend near the intersection of Coolabah Ct and Eel Creek Rd in her 32 years of living there.

"Ten or 12 of those accidents have been very serious," Mrs McGrath said.

Yesterday morning a male driver of a Land Rover 4WD lost control of his vehicle and rolled while negotiating the bend.

The accident blocked Eel Creek Rd for more than an hour and a woman was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Mrs McGrath said the crash could have been worse and has called for the removal of the trees before someone was seriously injured.

She says the accidents mainly happen in wet weather when leaves that dropped from the trees combined with the moisture to make the surface slippery.

Many cars have crashed into the trees.

The road has just had the speed limit reduced from 100 to 80kmh which, according to Mrs McGrath, is a good thing.

She said the problem was people were still driving too fast for the bend near the intersection.

She would like to see the speed limit for that section of road reduced further and the trees removed.

"I have been trying to get council to get rid of them for some time. I hope something gets down before someone is seriously hurt," Mrs McGrath said.

Gympie Times


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