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Black spot crash prompts meeting

KNOWN as the "blackest of blackspots" by local tow truck drivers, on Friday afternoon the corner outside White’s Dairy, on the Waterfall Way west of Dorrigo, tragically claimed another life.

Bellingen tow-truck driver Jason Scott said cars frequently slid off the road around what was a reverse-cambered, blind corner.

“We have made numerous requests to the council to do something but nothing happens,” Mr Scott said.

Bellinger Shire Mayor Mark Troy said he could confirm that he had spoken to the RTA following representations from local tow truck drivers.

“And following Friday’s accident I have already instigated another meeting,” Cr Troy said.

“It has been a horror weekend for Dorrigo and anything we can do to lessen the likelihood of accidents must be done.”

Cr Troy said he was himself returning from Armidale on Friday and saw the accident site.

“The weather was poor and I witnessed a number of foolish actions by some drivers. Speed and misjudgement are major accident factors on this stretch of road.”

An RTA spokeswoman said the White’s Dairy site was reviewed following a fatal crash there last year.

“Curve markers were put in to provide better visibility and warning to motorists of the upcoming curve.

“The RTA has also begun further investigations as a result of last Friday’s crash to determine what other road safety improvements could be considered.”

Topics:  black spot dorrigo



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