Linda Hibbard, Brunswick Heads
It is dangerous when people (mainly children) race head on into traffic on the wooden Brunswick Heads road bridge after jumping off the bridge.
I raised this issue last year with Byron Council but I was never contacted by them and nothing has been done.
On January 14, at approximately 4.10pm while I was driving over the bridge, a child of about six raced up from the edge of the river and straight in front of my car. It was so close I heard a woman scream!
Whether I approve or disapprove of people jumping off the road bridge is not the issue – it’s about public safety – and saving the conscience of someone like me who could have been innocently caught up in a tragic accident or worse – killed a child.
As I got off the phone to Council a police van came by and I reported what had happened, stressing that something needed to be done. The officer said ‘police need to liaise with Council before someone is killed’ and I couldn’t agree more.
When is the question? Hopefully, it doesn’t take a death to instigate the necessary action.