A truck carrying scrap metal that rolled over on Bangalow Lismore Road at Binna Burra. Photo Mireille Merlet-Shaw / Northern Star
A truck carrying scrap metal that rolled over on Bangalow Lismore Road at Binna Burra. Photo Mireille Merlet-Shaw / Northern Star Mireille Merlet-Shaw

8 of the region's worst corners

THE Northern Rivers is fairly well known among locals for having some of the most, ahem, interesting roads in the country.

We've previously looked at the "worst intersections” and "worst roads” of the region, but what about our worst corner?

Here are some that our office staff suggested.

Comment below if you have any others to add to the list.

Donnans Road: Multiple places

From the dodgy hairpin turn on the approach to Bangalow Road, to the sweeping corner near Kareela Avenue and beyond, this can be a tricky road to navigate during its entire length.

Bangalow Road: S-Bend at Binna Burra

A notorious crash zone, the rail bridge was in recent years removed due to the number of trucks that collided with it.

The Coast Road: Multiple corners

A well-known road for crashes, most local motorists are well aware of the dangers this road poses.

Bangalow Road: Corner between Bexhill and the Richmond Hill turn off

This large bend can be a dangerous stretch of road, and has been the scene of a fatality in the past.

Family and friends of Jake Collins lay flowers and photographs on Bangalow Road, Boatharbour, where Jake Collins was traggically killed in a motor vehicle accident on The 5th of Febuarary 2014. Photo Patrick Gorbunovs / The Northern Star
Family and friends of Jake Collins lay flowers and photographs on Bangalow Road, Boatharbour, where Jake Collins was traggically killed in a motor vehicle accident on The 5th of Febuarary 2014. Photo Patrick Gorbunovs / The Northern Star Patrick Gorbunovs

Cowlong Road, McLeans Ridges: Corner near Soward Close

Another fatal corner in our patch.

Nimbin Road: Bend after Goolmangar village

This corner is known to take out a lot of vehicles, especially when wet.

Bruxner Highway: Between Drake and Tenterfield

Almost the entire journey holds gut wrenching twists and turns in its wake.

Bentley Road: S-Bend at Boorabee Park

A strong bend with a blind corner is not a good mix.