A truck and a car crashed at Pine Creek, on the notorious accident blackspot in 2002.
A truck and a car crashed at Pine Creek, on the notorious accident blackspot in 2002.

How many must die?

By JENI FAULKNER

I KNOW what your thinking: 'Oh no, not another accident at Pine Creek!'

Well, the answer this time is 'no', yet come next week it could be a different story.

The photograph above was taken three years ago, but the question still remains: How many more people will die before the Bonville deviation is completed?

Since this accident on the notorious killer bend, there has been five more deaths and, with Easter upon us this weekend, locals only fear the worst.

In a bid to hurry along funding promises, and to inform readers about where we are at with the Bonville deviation, the Coffs Coast Advocate today launches a highway campaign.

From Monday we will look at Pine Creek and the devastation this small stretch of road has caused to our community.

Personal stories will feature in Monday's edition, along with concerns and fears you have about this section of our highway.

But don't think we are only limiting our research to this section of road. Also next week we will look at funding promises by the RTA and Government bodies, exploring why the Bonville deviation has suffered setbacks.

It has been a long two-year wait for changes to this highway, yet still we wait.

Bonville is our starting point as we put the highway under the spotlight.



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