SPIKY PROBLEM: Glenda Mather at the site of a car crash at the intersection of Nielsen Ave and Emmerson Drive at Glenlee.
SPIKY PROBLEM: Glenda Mather at the site of a car crash at the intersection of Nielsen Ave and Emmerson Drive at Glenlee. Chris Ison Rokccrash

Mather shines light on accident site

A CAR accident in Glenlee obliterated a power pole on Sunday night and left nearly 100 people without power until morning.

The incident prompted recently re-elected Livingstone Shire councillor Glenda Mather to put in a request to council for street lighting, after she visited the scene yesterday morning to inspect the damage.

Ergon Energy staff were also called to the scene shortly after the collision, as the impact took out a high voltage powerline.

The staff remained on scene until power was returned at 5am.

The 24-year-old male driver was treated for minor injuries at the scene by the Queensland Ambulance Service and was transported to Rockhampton Hospital and later discharged.

A spokesperson from the QAS said the airbags had deployed in the vehicle and its two occupants had exited the ute themselves.

Cr Mather said she has never had a complaint regarding the road before, but said residents recognised lighting was a problem.

"I have never had a complaint about it before but apparently (the residents) say it is not the first accident there," she said.

"My portfolio is roads and I like to see if there is something that needs to be done to fix the situation.

"I am asking for it now because people have recognised that it is a long and rather unadventurous road... I think street lighting is a fair request."

Cr Mather said street lighting was a common request with a long waiting list, but accident sites would always take priority.

She was confident there would be a result for the lighting, but wasn't sure the additional request for arrow signage would be applicable.

Road requests

  1. To have a light installed
  2. Repairs carried out to the drain on the kerb
  3. Install three arrow signs leading into the intersection.