|Riverside Dr., Perth|
At the end, It stops suddenly, and you must take an extreme left turn to follow the road.
In winter it can be slick. The gravel and sand get awash in precipitation and spring melt. Some days it is like driving through fudge. With recent rains, 72 mm over two days last week, it's a horrible road.
You really have to take it slowly, although many do not. Lots of cars and trucks travel this road, many going to the popular gym and spa at a good clip. I always like to test a road like this, tapping the break to determine road conditions. The older I get, the more fearful!
|May 2012 road over looks the Tay River|
Concerns have been raised at Perth's Town Council, barriers, or perhaps closing the road, rerouting it.
Either way, something needs to be done.
Thank goodness for some heroes who managed to get her out of the car. She's been transported to Kingston. She wasn't breathing when she was taken out of the vehicle by an off-duty paramedic and firefighter. She was submerged for some time, they said.
She was airlifted to Kingston, after being taken to the Perth ER.
Hold your children close.
Tay River from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
The Tay River is a lovely spot, with a campground, and Riverside Dr. running along side. A terrible road, with a slippery surface, drivers have to be careful. The young lady who ended up in the river in her car is still in hospital.