BLACK SPOT: Lack of signage blamed for T-bone crash
A WOMAN involved in a two-vehicle collision at Grafton has blamed a lack of signage at the intersection.
The 48-year-old Wells Crossing woman was travelling east in a silver station wagon along North St about 11am Thursday, July 9, when she failed to give way to traffic on the Summerland Way, and crashed into the driver's side door of another silver station wagon travelling south.
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The elderly driver was placed into a neck brace and assisted from the vehicle by SES before being taken to hospital.
The woman told The Daily Examiner she did not know she was crossing a main road because there were no signs to warn her.
"I don't know these streets and I didn't know this was a main road," she said.
The woman's husband met her at the scene, and added that nearby residents told them there were "accidents there every week".
The 48-year-old woman was uninjured and it is understood her 31-year-old daughter, who was also in the vehicle, was also uninjured.
Dean Broomhall from Broomy's Towing & Recovery towed one of the vehicles involved from the scene and confirmed it was one of the most common locations for callouts to retrieve vehicles.
"It's definitely a regular intersection. I've done three there within the last couple of months," Mr Broomhall said.
Meanwhile, some residents have called for improved traffic measures such as a roundabout at the intersection.
Clarence Valley Council workers erected a give way sign at the location several hours after the incident.
However, according to the Transport for NSW road rules for intersections and turning, the dotted lines on the road are a sufficient indication for motorists to give way.
"Where an intersection does not have any controls drivers must still give way following the road rules," CVC manager of civil works Alex Dalrymple said.