Motorcyclist dies after crash



A 74-year-old motorcylist died after an accident at the intersection of Yarroon Street and Hanson Road yesterday. Police Sergeant Paul Ruge said the motorbike and a Toyota sedan collided about 4pm.

The motorcyclist suffered chest injuries and was rushed by ambulance to Gladstone Hospital, however he later died. The incident sparked re-newed calls for traffic lights to be installed at the intersection.

Andersons Auto City dealer principal Les Anderson said it was not uncommon for accidents to occur at the intersection.

'There should be traffic lights there, with the amount of traffic at this time of the afternoon, and with kids attending the PCYC, one day a child is going to be killed,' he said.

Mr Anderson said vehicles crossing Hanson Road to continue up Yarroon Street were blind-sighted by trees and risked their lives every time they crossed the intersection.

'It happens time and time again ... Gladstone City Council has got to do something about it, it's just ridiculous,' he said.

Earle's Paint Place owner Ken Earle agreed, and said the council's plans for the Port Access Road bypass originally included traffic lights at the intersection, but 'nothing eventuated'.



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