Labor candidate's head-on crash strengthens road resolve

A NEAR-death experience at a Darling Downs intersection has furthered a Labor candidate's calls for upgrades to blackspots in the region.

Labor candidate for Maranoa Dave Kerrigan was involved in a head-on crash at the Cooyar-Oakey Rd intersection on Saturday afternoon.

Mr Kerrigan was travelling back from Warwick, where he was talking to locals about the Eight Mile intersection, when the crash happened.

The aspiring politician described the horrifying moment he saw a car heading towards him.

"It was around 5pm on Saturday evening," he said.

"A bloke was heading back from work and lost control on the intersection.

"Just in that split second I saw him coming and I thought it was all finished for me."

Both cars were written-off in the crash, but luckily neither of the men were injured.

To make matters worse, there was no mobile phone reception at the scene of the crash.

Speaking from Dalby Hospital after having an x-ray yesterday, Mr Kerrigan said dangerous intersections were are real issue in the region.

"We really need to get in and do something about these dangerous intersections, whether they be near Warwick or Cooyar," he said.


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