Eddington crash site to be monitored

VICROADS says it will continue to monitor the safety and operation of the Bendigo-Maryborough Road after a horror crash at Eddington.

A 22-year-old man is in a serious but stable condition at The Alfred hospital after a two-car crash on a sweeping bend at Eddington on Sunday afternoon.

The front end of the Toyota sedan he was driving was ripped from the rest of its body and the crash sparked renewed calls from Eddington residents for the speed limit in the area to be lowered from 100km/h to 80km/h.

VicRoads regional director for Northern Victoria Mal Kersting responded to the residents’ calls for change yesterday but made no promises.

“The Bendigo-Maryborough Road through Eddington is a rural arterial road,” he said.

“The current speed limit for this road is consistent with VicRoads guidelines, and with the speed limit on other roads of a similar nature. VicRoads regularly reviews speed zones to ensure they provide both safety and mobility for road users.

“VicRoads will continue to monitor the safety and operation of the road.

“VicRoads will seek further information surrounding the circumstances of the crash before considering any future safety improvements.”

– HANNAH KNIGHT

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