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Mums forced to lift kids over rail five days after crash

"MOTHERS are lifting children over the rail to get to school, children are riding on the road because you can't pass it - why hasn't this been fixed."

These are the words from a concerned Woongarra Village resident who wants to know why the guard rail which was damaged on Friday has not been repaired.

Kelvin Appo, 61, said the repairs should be a priority for Bundaberg Regional Council as it is putting people in danger.

A car crashed into the barrier on Friday about 3.30pm and the force of the crash has pushed the barrier right across the foot path; making it impassable.

Mr Appo said he has seen children as young as six and seven riding their bikes to school yesterday and today and saw them having to ride on the road.

"You can't get past," he said.

"The children have to cross the bridge on the road with the cars and they are so young - it's very, very dangerous."

The 61-year-old said he saw the police attend the crash on Friday and had sent photos to the council this morning.

"This should be a major priority - it's been five days," he said.

"It's irresponsible on the council's part - there isn't even any tape to warn people."

He believed at night it could be even more dangerous for those travelling along the footpath who may not be aware of the chunk of metal which crosses their path.

The NewsMail has contacted the council as is waiting for a response.



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