Traffic 'too fast' claim
KERRY Ambrose has been advocating a speed limit reduction for more than three years on the stretch of Tin Can Bay Road which claimed the life of a Cooloola Cove woman on Thursday afternoon.
Ms Ambrose says she wrote to Gympie MP David Gibson and received a reply in May 2007 saying he had talked to the Main Roads Department and they had rejected her suggestion of a lower limit on the road through Goomboorian. Mr Gibson had replied saying that the department claimed the existing 100kmh speed limit was appropriate.
Police yesterday said the name of the crash victim was not available for public release as her family had not given their consent at that stage. The woman, 49, died after a single vehicle crash about 3.15pm Thursday, police said.
“Initial investigations indicate that the car the woman was driving left the road and hit a culvert before rolling,” police said.
“Two children in the car, aged 11 and nine, received minor injuries and were taken to Gympie Hospital. The road was closed for more than two hours while investigations were conducted,” a police spokesperson said yesterday.
Ms Ambrose also wrote to then Main Roads Minister Warren Pitt and he had confirmed the department’s advice that the limit should not be changed.