RESIDENTS are calling for safety improvements at the Lockwood Crossing on the Calder Alternative Highway.
Sue McCallum lives next to the intersection and says there have been “far too many” accidents.
“I’ve been here six years and I’m always the first one on the phone to ring an ambulance, police and the fire brigade,” she said.
“Something needs to be done.
“Perhaps lights or a roundabout, I just know they need to do something.”
Ms McCallum’s comments came after a car collided with a truck at the Lockwood Crossing about 6pm on Wednesday.
Ms McCallum and a small group of neighbours watched as emergency crews worked to free the car driver from his vehicle which had rolled and flipped onto its roof.
The man was airlifted to the Alfred Hospital.
It is believed the truck driver was uninjured.
Ms McCallum said she rushed outside after hearing a loud bang.
“I didn’t see it happen but I heard it,” she said.
Lockwood resident Lauren Knight was thankful no one was killed in the collision.
“We’ve been here eight years or something and I think this is probably the worst one that I’ve seen,” she said.
“I think when they staggered the crossroads I think that has slowed down the accidents a lot, I don’t know if a roundabout would help.
“But it really is a dangerous intersection.”