At least two men have died and others have been critically injured in 2015 alone on Mount Darragh Road and one motorcyclist is calling for something to be done.
A Pambula motorcylist died following a head-on collision between a car and his bike near Wyndham on Wednesday night, December 30 and on the same road in a similar location South Pambula crane contractor Nik Cetkovic died after the truck he was driving crashed in July.
“Mount Darragh Road is a nightmare. It’s a treacherous piece of road with a lot of animals and also a lot of people who don’t drive to the conditions.''Glenn Cotter
Pambula Bike Show organiser Glenn Cotter has had concerns about the dangers of Mount Darragh Road for many months and on Tuesday, December 8, had organised a meeting with the Bega Valley Shire Council to discuss ways in which it could be improved.
Unfortunately, Mr Cotter was critically injured in a bike accident on that very road only two days before the meeting.
“I died twice on the operating table in Bega before I was flown to Canberra and was in an induced coma for four days,” Mr Cotter said.
“It’s ironic that I got injured on the road that I advocating to get fixed.
“Mount Darragh Road is a nightmare. It’s a treacherous piece of road with a lot of animals and also a lot of people who don’t drive to the conditions.
“It’s terrible that these things keep happening on the road but hopefully it will force someone to act and for the road to be improved.”
Mr Cotter, who is back at his home and recovering well, said he hopes no one else has to go through not only what he went through but what his wife went through.
“It was hard for her because they didn’t know if I was going to live, we need to fix the road so these accidents don’t keep happening.”