YET another serious accident at a notorious Kingston intersection has prompted a stark warning: "Someone will be killed there."
A car on Saturday afternoon dramatically careered across the T-junction of Princes Hwy and East Tce, ploughed through the sun dial park bridge and finished on its roof under water in Maria Creek.Children were playing on the bridge only half an hour before the accident.
The two occupants of the vehicle - a Toyota sedan with Queensland number plates - were able to scramble from the car and were treated at the Kingston Hospital for minor injuries.Ambulance, police and CFS services all attended the accident.Police interviewed the driver, a 23-year-old Queensland man, and reported him for driving without due care.
He will appear in the Millicent Magistrates Court later.CFS captain Bob Hancock said the CFS were called out at 4.45pm and arrived at the scene half an hour after the ambulance.
"It appeared the vehicle had gone straight through the intersection and then jumped the first bit of the creek," he said.
"The vehicle then took out the bridge on sun dial park and ended on up its roof.
"The occupants were gone from the scene by the time we attended. We just retrieved the vehicle from the creek which was very time consuming.
"Mr Hancock said it was the fourth incident at the intersection this year and it was time something was done about it.
"Accidents on this road is becoming a far too common occurrence and Maria is claiming too many cars.
"Someone will be killed there if something is not done.
"Local resident Donna Dickenson was visiting family in Watson St across from sun dial park when the accident occurred.
"Only half an hour before there were children playing on the bridge of that park," she said.
"The accident on Saturday had the potential to be so much worse than it was. It could have wiped out people using that park."
Ms Dickenson said the danger at the intersection needed to be addressed immediately.
"It is a family park...something needs to be done," she said.
"I lived on Watson St for seven years and have seen it happen time and time again.
"I have spoken to various local residents and everyone thinks something should be done.
"Shell Roadhouse manager Craig Richards was at the scene five minutes after it happened.
"My wife and I were driving it to work when we saw it," he said.
"The first thing we thought was we hope no one is hurt.
"Mr Richards has managed the Shell for just over four years and said he could recall seeing 10 accidents off the intersection.
"There really needs to be rumble strips placed on Millicent Rd (Princes Hwy) to warn people of the intersection," he said.
"Fair enough there are signs along the roadside but people who have been driving for a while or don't know the area tend to not see them for some reason.
"It can't keep happening...it is far too dangerous."Kingston District Council manager of works and engineering services Bob Bates said the road was the responsibility of the Department of Transport, Energy and Infrastructure.
"The intersection is not under council's jurisdiction, however council will again raise the issue with the Department of Transport in an effort to improve the safety of the intersection."
DTEI declined to comment on the accident or the intersection.