Gina Walker revisits the intersection where she was nearly hit earlier this week by a speeding tanker that had run a red light.
Gina Walker revisits the intersection where she was nearly hit earlier this week by a speeding tanker that had run a red light.

Close call on highway



DRIVING a 1983 Honda Accord doesn't have many advantages, but for Gina Walker it has proved a lifesaver.

Ms Walker, 20, narrowly missed a tragic end on the Pacific Highway earlier this week and has her car to thank for being able to tell the story.

Heading home after visiting a friend about 10pm on Tuesday, she stopped at a red light at the corner of Orlando Street and the highway.

When the light turned green, her car slowly started to make the right turn onto the highway when a large tanker barrelled through the intersection and a red light, missing Ms Walker's car by just a few centimetres.

"If my car went faster I would have been crushed under the tanker," she said.

"After I started to turn right I caught sight of the tanker out of the corner of my eye and suddenly it raced past the front of my car.

"It must have been doing 70-75 km/hour, it was so surreal how close it came and how fast it was going."

Ms Walker said she made it through the intersection and then pulled over at the side of the road to cry.



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