A LONG-time resident of the Tarcutta region voiced his concerns about an altered section of the Hume Highway when an accident happened in 2010.
When David Nugent became aware of an inquest into the death of Yasmin Duncan last year, he contacted Albury solicitor Mark Cronin.
Mr Cronin is representing Ms Duncan’s family and he advised Mr Nugent to contact the police involved in the investigation into the accident.
A statement was made by Mr Nugent on January 21 this year.
“I do know that section of road very well,” Mr Nugent said yesterday.
“There was not a clear marking on the road where to follow.
“I felt that it was not clear the direction of travel to take.
“I recall driving over the hill not sure of what lane I should be in.”
Mr Nugent said he could see quite clearly how a driver could get mixed up about where to go.
He was driving into Tarcutta on March 8 2010, three days after the fatal accident, and saw a white station wagon going north on the altered road.
The driver was slowing, seemed to be looking around and appeared bewildered.
“I believe that a vehicle could very easily end up in the wrong lane,” Mr Nugent said.
He thought it was only a matter of time before there was another accident and contacted Leightons about putting more barrier boards in place.
Mr Nugent said he noticed there were sufficient barrier boards in place by March 9 and was relieved when he saw them.