RESIDENTS have called for a roundabout at the intersection of Eyre and Ripon streets following a two-car smash yesterday.
The two hatchback vehicles collided just before 3pm yesterday, with both sustaining significant damage.
One woman, believed to be in her 50s, was trapped in the vehicle she was driving for several minutes before emergency services crews could remove her from the damaged car.
An Ambulance Victoria spokesperson said the woman was treated at the scene but was not transported to hospital.
No other injuries were recorded.
Police blocked sections of both Eyre and Ripon streets while the scene was cleared.
Highway Patrol members worked with City of Ballarat staff and other police to direct traffic for more than 20 minutes after the crash.
Members of the Ballarat Fire Brigade sat inside the damaged vehicle with the trapped woman for some time before she was able to be removed.
Ryan Clemens, who lives on the corner of the intersection, said it was lucky there weren’t any more serious injuries out of the crash.
“I was just inside playing the Sony (Playstation) then all of a sudden there was this loud bang,” he said.
“I came outside and rang triple zero straight away.”
Mr Clemens said he had witnessed a number of collisions at the intersection.
“I’ve been here four years and I reckon there’s been about 10 crashes in that time,” he said.
“They need a roundabout here – or lights – but I’d prefer a roundabout.”
A woman who also lives on the corner agreed it was a dangerous intersection.
“I don’t let my two-year-old play out the front,” she said.
“It’s just far too dangerous.”
Anyone who witnessed the crash and can provide information can call Ballarat Highway Patrol on 5336 1306.