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Woman injured in crash at notorious Warnbro intersection, upgrade confirmed

A woman has been injured at a Warnbro intersection notorious for traffic crashes on Friday.

Police and paramedics were called to Ennis Avenue and Royal Palm Drive after reports of a two-car smash involving a black Toyota Sedan and a blue hatchback about 8:20pm.

It’s understood the Toyota sedan was t-boned in the collision resulting in serious damage to its passenger side.

A St John Ambulance spokesperson said paramedics took a woman, in her 20s, to Peel Health Campus with non-life-threatening injuries.

According to Main Roads data, between 2015 and 2019, there had been 29 crashes at the intersection.

Skeer News has covered several crashes at the site in the past two years alone, and nearby residents have been pushing for an upgrade.

In June, Main Roads told Skeer News an upgrade was confirmed for the junction and that it was at 5% of the design phase.

“The project to upgrade the intersection of Ennis Avenue/Royal Palm Drive in Warnbro with traffic signals included is committed and will be funded through the Metropolitan Intersection Crash Program,” a Main Roads spokesperson said.

“Traffic signal approvals and the project charter have been completed.

“The project will move to the detailed design phase in 2021/22, with construction due in 2022/23.”

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