Intersection is time bomb

MOTHER of three Jo Hosking doesn't want a school kid to die for something to be done about a "dangerous'' Rockhampton intersection.

Yesterday's 8.40am two-vehicle smash at the corner of Caroline Street and Gladstone Road left Ms Hosking saying: "It's only a matter of time.''

Ms Hosking and another parent have co-ordinated a petition to get something done about the intersection, which is used by students at Allenstown Primary. Ms Hosking's daughter, Jayde, attends Year 1 at the school.

"We've got a lot of grade ones who walk themselves home,'' she said.

"It (the intersection) is becoming a real worry.

"It's only a matter of time before someone is killed.'' No-one was injured yesterday after a prime mover col- lided with a Toyota Corona station wagon at the inter- section.

Police issued the driver of the station wagon with an in- fringement notice for failing to give way.

The station wagon was severely damaged.

Ms Hosking said accidents happened at the corner on a regular basis.

"We had one last week while we were getting peti- tions signed.''

She said children at the school had written letters to Member for Capricornia Kirsten Livermore.

A spokesman for Ms Livermore yesterday said the Fed- eral Member, along with Member for Fitzroy Jim Pearce, planned to collect the petition sheets within the next week or two.

"This is one of the biggest petitions we've seen,'' he said.

"A lady came in yesterday (Thursday) and asked for an- other 30 sheets.

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