ACCIDENT WAITING TO HAPPEN: Residents have expressed concern over the intersection of Condamine and Roche Sts in Dalby.
ACCIDENT WAITING TO HAPPEN: Residents have expressed concern over the intersection of Condamine and Roche Sts in Dalby. Michael Doyle

Dalby intersection has residents concerned

WHILE it may seem like any other intersection, locals are becoming frustrated and concerned with the amount of incidents and traffic crashes they see at one particular thoroughfare.

The intersection at Condamine and Roche Sts saw a two-vehicle crash on Wednesday when a Nissan ute and Nissan Pulsar collided just before 11am.

While no one was injured, it added to an increasing list of minor incidents at that intersection this year and some Dalby residents are surprised there aren't more.

The intersection runs parallel to the train line and is four lanes wide, with a refuge island in the middle of the road.

Jodie Allen owns Cynergi Hair Studio on Roche St and said the crash on Wednesday was not an uncommon occurrence.

"There are so many incidents on this intersection,” Ms Allen said.

"So many people making careless choices just darting across, there will be plenty more. I think it's a mix of wherethe trees are situated on the island plus the traintrack lights.

"There are quite a few issues with that spot.”

Becca Breed, from Dalby, agreed the intersection was causing issues for motorists and believed something needed to be done.

"That intersection needs a roundabout or traffic lights or something,” she said.

"It's extremely dangerous and there's already been numerous accidents there.”

Kara Southern, also of Dalby, said she travelled along that section of road daily and often found herself having to take action.

"I go that way almost every day to work and I don't know how many times I've had to slam on my brakes because someone has darted out across without looking or caring about others around them,” she said.

However there have been very few incidents recorded by police since 2000.

Senior Sergeant Terry McCullough said police had recorded 22 incidents in the past 18 years, and had not recorded one since 2015.

This indicates that very few major incidents occur.

The Department of Main Roads has been asked if any members of the public have raised concerns with the intersection.


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