Gunnedah pedestrian crossing safety to be reviewed by Roads and Maritime

Flowers mark the scene.
Flowers mark the scene.

An investigation is underway of a Gunnedah pedestrian crossing where a woman was killed on Saturday evening.

Mon Ducrow, 91, died after she was struck by a four-wheel drive on the pedestrian crossing near Henry St about 6pm. It is believed she was on her way to church nearby at the time.

Some local roads in the Gunnedah shire are council operated but this particular section is the responsibility of Roads and Maritime Services (RMS).

An RMS spokesperson confirmed they are aware of the incident and said safety is their number one priority.

“Roads and Maritime Services is aware of the tragic incident involving a pedestrian at the corner of Kamilaroi Highway and Henry Street at the Gunnedah crossing,” the spokesperson said.

“The safety of all road users is Roads and Maritime’s number one priority and all crash sites which result in fatality on the state road network are investigated.

“Roads and Maritime will carry out a site investigation at the crossing and assist NSW Police with a formal investigation into the cause of the incident.”

Some readers suggested traffic lights be installed at the pedestrian crossing. Others feared for the safety of school children who use the crossing.

“This crossing is dangerous, it make me nervous when I see school kids waiting to cross,” one posted.

Another thought: “More lighting or better signage is definitely needed at that crossing.”

Others also agreed the crossing is particularly unsafe at night. 

“That crossing is so dangerous to begin with and especially at night, it's not lit up that well. Should be 40km all along having the crossing in that spot,” another reader commented.