RMS says 'not enough deaths'
A SCATHING email sent to multiple government representatives has accused Roads and Maritime Services of gross negligence toward its handling of the Ulmarra black spot.
The Daily Examiner reported the email, which was sent out late Friday morning by Ulmarra resident John Leask, accuses Roads and Maritime Services of being negligent in its duty of care to Ulmarra village and criminally negligent toward the Brown family whose property was destroyed by a truck crash last month.
"Through your negligence, they have suffered physically from emotional trauma and now have psychological symptoms, I believe are akin to PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)," Mr Leask said in his email.
"They have also lost financially because of the ineptness of the RMS and State Government. Not only have they lost monies because of time off work, but also medical costs and costs due to physical damage to their property from the three previous accidents that intruded their residence.
"The RMS has been more interested in taking the soft options that have led to this situation...(and) took no real steps to protect ... their lives."
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