A driver of a sedan had a lucky escape when a crash on the corner of Barolin and Woondooma streets left the rear end of a ute through the passenger side window earlier this month. The intersection is one of the worst in Bundaberg for accidents.
A driver of a sedan had a lucky escape when a crash on the corner of Barolin and Woondooma streets left the rear end of a ute through the passenger side window earlier this month. The intersection is one of the worst in Bundaberg for accidents. File

Danger zone intersections

TOP crash hotspots

Woongarra Street and Isis Highway intersection — nine crashes this year.

Bourbong Street and Isis Highway — seven crashes.

Kendalls Road and Isis Highway — seven crashes.

Maryborough and Crofton streets — five crashes.

Woondooma and Barolin streets — five crashes.

IF you are driving at the intersection of the Isis Highway and Woongarra Street, be warned — dodgy driving has caused more crashes there than anywhere else in Bundaberg.

Bundaberg Police Sergeant Marty Arnold said there had been nine crashes there already this year.

But the intersections of the highway and Bourbong Street then Kendalls Road tied for second and third worst, with seven crashes at each.

“We find that most people are turning in front of oncoming traffic,” Sgt Arnold said.

“They are either impatient and go when they don't have enough time, or they aren't able to see, so they take a chance.”

Another intersection notorious among Bundaberg drivers was Takalvan Street and Heidke Street, near Sugarland Shopping Centre.

According to the Department of Transport and Main Roads, there were three reported crashes there in 2008, and there have been several reported already this year.

Sgt Arnold said none of the crashes were accidents, and they could have been easily avoided.

“There is always an element of people doing the wrong thing,” he said.

“It's a big waste of resources for police, fire crews and ambulances to be attending to these crashes, when they could so easily be avoided.”



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