CONCERNS have once again been raised about a notorious Wagga intersection following a car accident yesterday.
A black sedan and silver utility crashed into one another about 4pm on Monday, leaving the sedan's bonnet smashed and debris scattering the road.
The incident occurred at the intersection of Beckwith Street and Kincaid Street, and while a spokesperson for NSW Ambulance media said no one was injured, the prang was not the first for the dicey section of road.
The NSW Centre for Road Safety reports that three accidents have occurred at the same intersection since 2014, with two classified as non-casualty/towaways, and a third as minor/other injury.
However, multiple other accidents have been reported by The Daily Advertiser at the location, and a Wagga businessmen has seen the issue firsthand.
The Sporties Hotel licensee Tom Stratton said prangs like that which occurred yesterday were all too frequent outside his venue on Beckwith Street.
"We seem to have an accident out the front at least every six months," he said.
"I think the fact it's still only a give way sign is a big issue seeing as it's busier than the Gurwood Street intersection and that one has a stop sign."
As recent as September last year, The Daily Advertiser reported a three-car collision at the location in question, where a woman had to be taken to hospital for treatment. The Sporties Hotel staff swept up broken glass and debris from the road, and Mr Stratton said it wasn't the first time.
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He said the dangerous intersection had been subject to review in the past, but believed the issue was not amended.
"Council had a go putting in traffic islands and that didn't seem to help, plus it meant we lost about 20 parking spaces for our business and got no compensation for that," he said.
"It's also made it a lot harder for buses to turn around too."
Speed was also likely not the cause of the accidents, according to Mr Stratton.
"People just need to learn how to drive I think, and have a bit more patience," he said.
"You can't make Kincaid any slower, it's already 50km/h, so it needs something else to fix it otherwise it'll just keep happening."
Wagga City Council was contacted for comment but did not respond before deadline.