A truck flashes past the intersection of Quinn's and Rosedale roads where three backpackers were killed at the weekend.
A truck flashes past the intersection of Quinn's and Rosedale roads where three backpackers were killed at the weekend.

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QUINN'S Road residents Susan Beddow and her brother David Wust know how treacherous Rosedale Road is - it almost killed their father 15 years ago.

Mrs Beddow and Mr Wust have defended Quinn's Road and blamed Rosedale Road for the weekend's accident which left three backpackers dead and injured eight.

In 1990 their father, Ted Wust, was in his car turning right into Quinn's Road when a car from behind tried to overtake and crashed into him side on.

He was hospitalised for six months with severe head injuries.

"It's not Quinn's Road that's the problem, it's the highway (Rosedale Road),'' Mrs Beddow said.

A Queensland Health spokesperson said seven patients injured in Saturday's accident at the intersection remained in hospital in a stable condition.

Rosedale Road resident Bernie Hayward started a petition about reducing the speed limit and improving signage along Rosedale Road in May and 19 residents signed it.

The Main Roads Department rejected all his requests and said an assessment showed visibility along the section of Rosedale Road was "in accordance with our requirements for sight distances and as such does not warrant any further action''.

Bundaberg Mayor Cr Kay McDuff said the family of Frenchwoman Marie Maxine Faure, who was killed in last week's crash, would arrive in Brisbane tomorrow.

Cr McDuff said the family were also likely to travel to Bundaberg on Friday, while the German consulate had advised her the bodies of two German victims in the crash would be sent back to the country.



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