Coolamon Scenic Drive residents are pleading with drivers to slow down after a car rolled on the stretch between Coorabell and Mullumbimby yesterday afternoon.
Brian Reichman, who lives on the notorious stretch of road, said it was the fourth such accident in the space of a month on the Coolamon.
Mr Reichman told Echonetdaily he was alerted to the accident by a neighbour just after 5pm yesterday afternoon and ran down to see if he could be of assistance but discovered two ambulances, police and a fire engine already in attendance.
‘The male driver, who was trapped in the car, was eventually freed and taken to hospital,’ he said.
He added the man had been heading towards Mullumbimby when the accident occurred, just past the turn-off to Crystal Castle on a winding section of road.
‘He hit the last bend before the road straightens heading down towards the golf course and rolled,’ Mr Reichman said.
‘When I arrived 20–30 minutes after the accident I saw a dog in the car. The dog got out and was running around. It was then I saw an arm sticking out.’
Mr Reichman and his partner Irina Tennant have started a local letterboxing campaign and have collected 50 letters pleading with all levels of government to introduce proper speed controls on the narrow and winding stretch of road.
‘We’ve forwarded copies to Justine Elliot, Don Page and Simon Richardson. There is no speed limit and people have died on this road. It’s about time something was done. People regularly drive in excess of 100km/h and residents are seriously concerned,’ Mr Reichman said.