A man has been taken to hospital in a critical condition after he was struck by a car at the intersection of the Pacific Highway, Albert Avenue and Oliver Road. He was crossing the Highway with his wife and dog. The man sustained spinal and head injuries and was been taken to Royal North Shore Hospital in a critical condition. The woman received minor injuries after falling during the incident. The injured dog was taken to the local vet.
The CWWPA has been lobbying Roads & Maritime Services (RMS) and Willoughby Council and Police for years to rectify this dangerous location. Maybe something will be done now someone has been nearly killed.
The Police report the car was travelling southbound on the Highway meaning it probably ran the red light at Albert Avenue. Many cars have been observed doing this and we have reported this specific problem.
Many times on the Highway the Centennial Ave lights are green and the Albert Ave lights are still red for a while so cars cruise through the whole intersection, often at speed. Even railway replacement buses have been seen having trouble stopping at the red on Albert.
- Item 6.1 in the agenda and minutes for the 15 Aug 2018 meeting concerning Pacific Highway and Victoria Avenue; and
- Item 6.2 in the agenda and minutes for the 20 June 2018 meeting concerning Pacific Highway/Albert Ave/Centennial Ave.
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