SAFETY FIRST: Karangi Public School P&C; member Suzanne Webster, with her children Angus and Alice, is one of the parents concerned about speeding drivers.
SAFETY FIRST: Karangi Public School P&C; member Suzanne Webster, with her children Angus and Alice, is one of the parents concerned about speeding drivers.

Karangi parents plea for traffic safety

A CAR crash near Karangi Public School this week has sparked calls from parents for speeding drivers to slow down.

A motorist travelling eastbound on Coramba Rd overtook a vehicle near the school on Tuesday afternoon, losing control of his black Pajero and colliding with a signpost. The impact caused the man's car to flip, resulting in the vehicle landing on its roof.

Emergency services were called about 2.40pm to attend to the 35-year-old male driver who suffered minor injuries.

Members of the school's P&C said while it was fortunate no one was seriously injured during the crash, their message to motorists was to slow down when travelling through school zones.

"I don't know whether drivers simply don't notice the speed zones, but drivers need to slow down so children can get to and from school safely," P&C member Suzanne Webster said.

The crash followed a spate of other traffic incidents on the narrow stretch of road through Karangi. Karangi General Store co-owner Ben Bursle said it was common to witness speeding vehicles, even during the 40km/h pick-up and drop-off periods.

"You see it every day, particularly in the morning," Mr Bursle said.

Police investigations into Tuesday's incident are continuing.



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