The Queensland Government has promised to upgrade the road network around the Sunshine Coast University Hospital before it opens.At budget estimates on Friday, Maroochydore MP Fiona Simpson tabled crash statistics for a stretch of the Sunshine Mwy, across the Mooloolah River and to Nicklin Way.
She said the road, which is the hospital’s main arterial, was a hot spot for crashes.
“As this is the main arterial access to the new Sunshine Coast University Hospital, how many people will be hospitalised, injured or killed as a result of this arterial road until you have a plan to upgrade it?,” she asked Main Roads minister Mark Bailey.
“It is a failing interchange and there is a high death rate and injury rate at that location.
“I am seeking your advice as to what your plan is to fix it.”
The document shows since 2009 two people were killed on the road, 57 people were hospitalised and 48 needed medical treatment.