Matilda black spot causes debate
REPORTS of protest action over the notorious Matilda intersection black spot have generated a varied response from bloggers on The Gympie Times website.
Lesley Carlson, mother of the intersection’s most recent victim, Brad Garard, wrote that she had discovered more black tyre marks on the site yesterday, a warning, she said, that someone else will die there if action is not taken soon.
“I love Gympie, but it is obvious that no one gives a crap about us out here,” she wrote.
Other bloggers were divided about the danger posed by the intersection, and about one suggested remedy, traffic lights. “Does this mean the next fatality at the Wide Bay Highway intersection means we need lights there too?” one asked.