Servo turn-off a death trap

EX-NURSE and counsellor Judi Down says she will never go back to Matilda service station.

She was the first person on the scene when Brad Garard’s car was struck by a B-double truck at the Matilda intersection on Sunday.

Ms Down attended to Brad in his final moments and said she believed he lost consciousness immediately.

“I was right behind him on the road... I could see the truck wasn’t going to miss him,” she said. “The driver couldn’t have done anything to avoid the collision.

“I won’t be going back there,” she said. “It’s a bad intersection because you have to look multiple ways. It shouldn’t be there at all.

“I remember the long-weekend traffic was fairly constant at the time. It all happened so quickly.”

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