CAR CAUSES CARNAGE: Lee Hayes inspects damage to his daughter’s farm fence at Lake Clarendon. The tree on the left is the scene of a fatal accident around six months ago.
CAR CAUSES CARNAGE: Lee Hayes inspects damage to his daughter’s farm fence at Lake Clarendon. The tree on the left is the scene of a fatal accident around six months ago.

'Fix this dangerous road'

SIX accidents and a fatality in as many years have a Lake Clarendon man asking what more needs to happen before authorities fix the situation.

The call has been made after a utility crashed through the fence of his daughter's property on Lake Clarendon Way last week, just missing a tree, but demolishing a section of fence before resting near a dam.

Lee Hayes has called on the Lockyer Valley Regional Council (LVRC) to reduce speed limits in the area, fearful of the consequences for locals and in particular his daughter, son in law and three grandchildren who live on the property, if another incident occurs.

"Six fences and a fatality. How much more is it going to take?" Mr Hayes said.

"My concern is for my grandchildren who play down near the dam and walk through to school that way."

Mr Hayes said he will be organising a petition with local residents to present to council to have the speed limit dropped to 60kmh from the present 80kmh limit, with Lake Clarendon State School also located close to the infamous corner.

"There's so much more traffic flow and so many new people to the area who are not familiar with the dangerous road," he said.

In the latest incident a Falcon utility crashed through the property fence, stopping just short of a dam, in the early hours of last Tuesday morning with the driver leaving the scene.

Gatton Police confirmed the vehicle has since been seized with a man presenting at Gatton police station on Friday morning to answer questions over the incident.

A statement released by the LVRC does not appear to address the speed limit issue raised by Mr Hayes.

"Council has assessed Lake Clarendon Way and will erect advanced warning signs, including curve warning signs, advisory speed signs and CAMS for the sharper curves in the near future," the statement said.

Furthermore, Council will also implement line marking at the intersection with Lake Clarendon Road."

This additional signage and line marking will help increase awareness of geometry changes along Lake Clarendon Way.


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