Residents want road review

RESIDENTS have called for a review into the safety of an intersection at Epsom, saying it is only a matter of time before somebody is killed. 

The comments come after a man in his 60s was taken to hospital with minor injuries as the result of a collision at the intersection of Station Street and Ironstone Road about 1pm yesterday. 

Julie Wilkinson said she regularly visited her 25-year-old daughter who lived in Ironstone Road and she had seen four crashes and "many near misses" at the intersection since February. 

"By the time drivers come around the corner at Ironstone Road they have a fair amount of speed up," she said. 

"The intersection comes up really quickly - drivers don't see it until they are on it.

"(Someone is going to be killed) sooner rather than later.

There are a lot of kids in the area too, and the street's notorious for speed. - Jason Trindall

"It's a really, really dangerous intersection." 

Ms Wilkinson said she would like to see a roundabout or flashing lights installed to warn drivers of what is ahead and force them to slow down. 

She said another cause for concern was the lack of footpath, with people pushing prams forced to walk on the road. 

Station Street resident Jason Trindall agreed and said, he too, had witnessed many crashes at the intersection.  

"There are a lot of kids in the area too, and the street's notorious for speed," he said.

Neighbour from across the road, Jacquii Jackson, said the intersection was so bad she thought if something was not done "someone's going to die".

"You're in your house and you hear a bang and you just know it's another crash so you come and see if everyone's okay," she said.

A Bendigo Health spokesman said the man injured in yesterday's crash was discharged from hospital later in the evening. 

Senior Constable Stephen Bice said he did not think speed was a factor in the accident but it was a known "bad intersection".

He said the man injured in the collision was driving his sedan south down Station Street and failed to give way to the driver of a ute travelling west along Ironstone Road. 

"It could have been a different scenario if it had of been a stop sign," he said. 

"We're going to have to have a look at this intersection."

Senior Constable Bice said the driver of the ute, also in his 60s, was uninjured in the collision. 

CFA brigades also attended the accident. 

The Bendigo Advertiser has contacted VicRoads for comment. 

Driver taken to hospital after smash at "notorious" intersection

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