Residents on fatal road voice their opinions
A RESIDENT on Reedy Creek Rd has given their thoughts on the safety of the South Burnett road following the recent fatality.
On Wednesday, May 29, police advised a man had died after the utility vehicle he was driving collided with a truck after the man failed to stop at a stop sign.
The crash occurred on the four-way intersection on Benair Rd and Reedy Creek Rd.
A Reedy Creek Rd resident, who preferred to remain anonymous, didn't know the specific details of Wednesday's crash but did have some concerns.
They were not sure of this specific intersection, but they said a number of the stop signs along Reedy Creek Rd where difficulty to see.
"A lot of the intersections along this road are not clear," they said.
"There are a lot of bushes or timber or some sort of vegetation, it does make it hard to see."
"I don't know if that's the case on this corner."
Like a lot of South Burnett roads, Benair's Reedy Creek Rd is a narrow road and passing traffic have to drive half off the sealed section to allow oncoming traffic to pass.
The unnamed Reedy Creek resident said, "it's a fairly busy road, a bit goes on," they said.
"But I wouldn't have said it is out of the normal."
A sentiment echoed by social media users who posted their thoughts after the fatal accident.
"Everyone is knocking the roads, it is not the road that is at fault all the time," one user wrote.
"People need to take a good look at themselves. Put your phone down, brush up on your road rules."
Another user said, 'we shouldn't always automatically leap to, 'it's the state of the roads'.'
"Some accidents aren't to do with the quality of the road but with any number of factors, including vehicle issues and driver error," they said.
After yet another fatality on South Burnett roads, all drivers are reminded to take care and stay extra alert.