Ballina MP Tamara Smith (Greens) has expressed her deep sympathy for the family of the motorcyclist killed at the Alstonville intersection with the Bruxner Highway.
The 39-year-old man died when his motorbike collided with a van at the intersection.
Ms Smith has also called a meeting to discuss what can be done to rectify the notorious blackspot.
Despite changes to the intersection, it has seen two fatal accidents in the past three years.
‘My heart goes out to the partner and family of the motorcyclist at this distressing time,’ she said.
‘I have called for an urgent meeting of representatives from Ballina Shire Council, RMS and the police to discuss what needs to be done to prevent another fatal accident, because clearly the recent merge lane extension has not improved the safety of the whole intersection.’
Ms Smith, who lives in Alstonville, told ABC radio this morning that she feared using the intersection herself, particularly at sunset.
‘I live in Alstonville and I’m always incredibly cautious when I cross there, just because you can’t see. There’s something really fundamentally wrong,’ she said.