Driver taken to hospital after Mitre Street crash

EARLY MORNING CRASH: This Honda ended up on the footpath outside Assumption School, following a two-car collision on Friday morning.

EARLY MORNING CRASH: This Honda ended up on the footpath outside Assumption School, following a two-car collision on Friday morning.

A DRIVER was taken to Bathurst Base Hospital after a two-car collision in Mitre Street on Friday morning.

Police, NSW Fire and Rescue, and paramedics all attended the crash which occurred near the Assumption School just after 10am.

As a result of the crash, one of the cars came to rest on the school’s boundary fence.

A spokesperson for NSW Ambulance said two people were assessed by paramedics at the scene, with one woman transported to hospital.

Station Officer with Bathurst Fire Station, Sandy Collins said there was quite a bit of oil on the road.

“We soaked it up using absorbent material and cleaned debris from the road making it safe,” he said.

Traffic was diverted from the area as they did so.

The intersection is regarded as one of the city’s most confusing areas and was under review by Bathurst Regional Council back in February 2013.

In 2013, some of the suggestions being put forward to improve the intersection included traffic lights, a roundabout or realignment of the road.

Deon Reynolds, who owns A&B Quality Meats which is located at the intersection, has a bird’s eye view of the area, said the intersection is a difficult one.

“The roads don’t align, it’s a busy area and there are also car’s coming out of the car park, so it can get quite tricky,” she said.

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