Candidate blames state of roads for pensioner's fall
Labor candidate for Robertson Ms Anne Charlton has blamed the state of the roads on the Peninsula for injuries suffered by a Woy Woy pensioner after she fell on an uneven road surface.
Ms Charlton said Ms Shirley Harrison, had a serious fall near Woy Woy South Public School late last year.
"Ms Harrison was assisted by passers-by and was taken to hospital by ambulance.
"She was kept overnight due to concussion and the severity of her injuries," Ms Charlton said.
Ms Charlton said Ms Harrison spent weeks recovering from her injuries including cuts to my knees and scarring to her face.
The incident had broken Ms Harrison's confidence and threatened her independence, Ms Charlton said.
She said Ms Harrison later contacted Council about the incident and her concerns about the maintenance and safety of local roads in general.
"The condition of some of roads on the Peninsula makes it incredibly difficult for residents to walk safely down their own streets," said Ms Charlton.
"There has been a serious failure of all tiers of government to fix roads across the Peninsula and ensure residents feel safe when travelling around our community.
Media release, 8 Mar 2018
Anne Charlton, Labor Candidate for Robertson
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