Crossroads upgrade on radar after crash

Irrewarra resident and CFA brigade captain John Martin is calling for safety upgrades to the Warrowie, McKays and Ryans roads intersection after another crash. Colac Otway Shire Council has investigated improvements to the intersection’s safety.

A concerned Irrewarra resident and emergency first responder is calling for safety upgrades to a district intersection following another crash.

Three people required hospital treatment after a two-car collision at the intersection Warrowie Road and Ryans and McKays roads on Saturday.

Irrewarra Country Fire Authority brigade captain John Martin, who attended the crash and also owns land next to the intersection, said multiple factors contributed to his safety concerns at the intersection.

“Going past the footy ground on McKays Road, if you’re coming from that way and you’re coming towards Warrowie Road, there’s a big stop sign there which means you must stop,” he said.

“That is the most dangerous part of that intersection, I have seen, this has been happening for years and years, people just don’t stop there, they just go straight through.

“When you’re coming from McKays Road, if you do not stop, that’s exceptionally dangerous because to the right if you look to the north you physically cannot see, it’s bad enough even if you do stop.”

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One Response to “Crossroads upgrade on radar after crash”

  1. Paul

    How many more people have to die or how many more near misses will it take for the council to put a roundabout in? They are more concerned about people complaining about trucks and wasting money on a bypass that is not needed. How about they change the stop sign around and make people traveling north along Warrowie Road stop instead? Something needs to be done before somebody else dies