MOTORISTS and residents have demanded action after the second serious crash at a Haddon intersection in less than two weeks.
Two people were injured after a crash at the intersection of Sago Hill Road and Bells/Kopkes Road about 2.50pm yesterday.
Police believe a 41-year-old female was driving north along Bells Road when the collision with a west-bound ute occurred.
Her Ford Fairlane crashed through a fence and into a tree on a property on the corner.
Debris and equipment that was being carried in the trailer of the ute was strewn more than 50 metres down Sago Hill Road.
The speed limit along both roads is 80km/h.
Both drivers suffered serious leg injuries and were trapped in their vehicles for some time. The male ute driver, in his late 50s, was trapped for at least half an hour as CFA crews worked to free him.
The road was blocked in both directions for about an hour.
Just 11 days ago there was a similar crash at the same location, which resulted in a woman in her 70s being taken to hospital in Melbourne.
Nearby resident Chris (who did not want his last name published), said he heard the noise of the crash and instantly thought there had been a fatality.
“As soon as I heard it I thought somebody would be dead, it was that loud,” he said.
“There was no doubt what it was, especially since there was one just last week.
“People come down that hill (down Bells Road) and just don’t stop.”
Truck driver Rod Hodge, who was held up as police blocked the road, said the intersection was known to be dangerous.
“I probably drive it six times a day and when I do, you I stop and look at least half a dozen times,” he said. “You can’t see around the bend when you’re sitting up high in the truck, the trees and road signs block your vision.”
Moorabool Highway Patrol Sergeant John Cody said there would be further investigations into the safety of the intersection
“We will file a report to the senior sergeant in charge of the highway patrol in the area, but just briefly looking at it, there is signage in relation to the stop sign and we will speak to VicRoads about that,” Sergeant Cody said.