FATAL: Paramedics attend to a male motorbike rider, who later passed away in hospital, after a motorbike and vehicle crash at the Haly St and Glendon St intersection in Kingaroy on May 23.
FATAL: Paramedics attend to a male motorbike rider, who later passed away in hospital, after a motorbike and vehicle crash at the Haly St and Glendon St intersection in Kingaroy on May 23. Matt Collins

Investigations into Haly St fatality to determine changes

INVESTIGATIONS into a fatal motorbike crash in Kingaroy will determine whether changes to the intersection will be made.

A Transport and Main Roads spokesperson said police would investigate the tragic crash at the Haly St and Glendon St intersection.

"Every death or serious injury on our roads is one too many," the spokesperson said.

TMR will also undertake an independent departmental investigation into the crash.

The motorbike and vehicle crash on May 23 is the latest of many incidents over the years at the notorious intersection.

TMR assesses intersection safety by considering traffic volumes, crash history, intersection types, visibility and geometry.

"If the investigation identifies any contributing road factors, we will act to address these as soon as possible," they said.

There are several ways to upgrade an intersection to make it safer for motorists and pedestrians.

"Treatments can include installing a roundabout or traffic signals and restricting minor road access - for example, George St," they said.

"Re-routing the highway from the CBD, reducing the speed limit or minor changes such as line marking and pedestrian improvements," they said.

In recent years, TMR has made several safety improvements at the Haly St zebra crossing near the Glendon St intersection.

"We built a raised concrete island on the southern side of the road, allowing pedestrians to safely wait closer to the traffic lane before crossing," they said.

"These works also improved motorists' visibility of pedestrians waiting to cross."

Tactile ground surface indicators have also been installed to assist the vision impaired and re-marked painted line markings.

"We installed additional lighting to illuminate the zebra crossing at night and alert motorists of potential pedestrian movements," they said.

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