Pacific Highway blackspot at Telegraph Point has taken a terrible toll

The cause of Tuesday’s accident will be determined by the police crash investigation unit.  Photo by Ivan Sajko.
The cause of Tuesday’s accident will be determined by the police crash investigation unit. Photo by Ivan Sajko.

Over the years a notorious stretch of the Pacific Highway at Telegraph Point has claimed several lives and seen a large number of horror smashes.

The death toll climbed again this week with a woman dying after a collision involving a B-double, two sedans and utility.

In the five years to 2016 there have been 54 crashes recorded on the section of the Pacific Highway from north of the intersection with Hastings River Drive to Telegraph Point.

Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) has assured the community that Telegraph Point will be bypassed in coming months as part of the Oxley Highway to Kundabung upgrade.

In recent days the RMS has erected signage urging motorists to drive safely on the highway through Telegraph Point.

Here we take a look back at some of the major accidents along the notorious stretch of road:

SEPTEMBER 26, 2017: Woman dies in horror holiday crash

Emergency services crews on-site at a highway crash where a woman has lost her life on Tuesday morning (September 26). Photo: Ivan Sajko.  CLICK PHOTO FOR THE FULL STORY

Emergency services crews on-site at a highway crash where a woman has lost her life on Tuesday morning (September 26). Photo: Ivan Sajko. CLICK PHOTO FOR THE FULL STORY

SEPTEMBER 7, 2017: Four trucks crash on Pacific Highway at Telegraph Point

A crane had to be called in for the salvage operation following the horrific four truck smash near Telegraph Point. CLICK THE PHOTO TO READ THE FULL STORY

A crane had to be called in for the salvage operation following the horrific four truck smash near Telegraph Point. CLICK THE PHOTO TO READ THE FULL STORY

MAY 23, 2016: Laurieton man killed in head-on 

The Pacific Highway was blocked for over five hours while emergency services dealt with the incident. CLICK THE PHOTO FOR THE FULL STORY

The Pacific Highway was blocked for over five hours while emergency services dealt with the incident. CLICK THE PHOTO FOR THE FULL STORY

JUNE 26, 2016: Wallsend man killed and two others injured

The Wallsend man was travelling in the rear seat of the vehicle. He received fatal injuries and died at the scene. CLICK THE PHOTO FOR THE FULL STORY

The Wallsend man was travelling in the rear seat of the vehicle. He received fatal injuries and died at the scene. CLICK THE PHOTO FOR THE FULL STORY

JULY, 11, 2014: Man taken to hospital following a truck roll over

The truck was heading north when it crossed over the south-bound lane and flew into bush on the side of the Pacific Highway. CLICK THE PHOTO FOR THE FULL STORY

The truck was heading north when it crossed over the south-bound lane and flew into bush on the side of the Pacific Highway. CLICK THE PHOTO FOR THE FULL STORY

This story Telegraph Point’s terrible toll first appeared on The Macleay Argus.