Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

a[euro][approximately]When Are Drivers Going to Learn to Slow Down?'

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

a[euro][approximately]When Are Drivers Going to Learn to Slow Down?'

Article excerpt

"IT'S bloody terrible."

That's how a senior emergency services worker has described the shocking string of horrific smashes on the Pacific Highway south of Urunga.

Greg Newcombe is the Urunga SES rescue officer who stumbled out of bed to attend another deadly accident at 2.15am yesterday.

He's been with the unit for 11 years and estimates he and his colleagues have seen as many as 20 smashes in that time a some of them fatal a on the terrible stretch of road.

"One day we had two people die in one car and that was about half-a-kilometre from the one this morning," Mr Newcombe said.

"When are drivers going to learn to slow down and drive to the conditions? The government is trying to do everything to get the road fixed, but they've got to get it out of the taxpayers."

Mr Newcombe said police and the RTA were also doing their best to urge motorists to take care, but the message didn't seem to be cutting through. He also said it wasn't easy for emergency crews attending scenes of carnage but the volunteers always went about their job professionally. …

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