Calls for deadly intersection fixes backed by RACQ

The State’s peak motoring body has called for much-needed safety improvements to a busy Brisbane intersection after a pedestrian was killed last year following a multi-vehicle crash.

The Brisbane Times reported Annerley residents had petitioned the Brisbane City Council for safety upgrades to the intersection of Venner Road and Frederick Street when a man was killed after the crash in August 2018.

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RACQ spokesperson Lucinda Ross said the Club welcomed an investigation into potential safety improvements.

“It’s great to see Council is considering upgrades, as there are a few factors which makes this intersection tricky for motorists and pedestrains,” Ms Ross said.

“Venner Road has a 60km/h speed limit and carries a significant amount of traffic. The Frederick Street and Lagonda Street side roads are slightly offset, which makes it more difficult to cross or enter Venner Road safely.

“Council could consider a range of improvements to slow traffic at the intersection and make crossing the road safer for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians.”