Pedestrians at risk at Bridge Street-Seventh Street intersection, Murray Bridge shop owner says

It is only a matter of time before someone is seriously injured at a Murray Bridge intersection, a local shop owner says.

From his front window, chocolatier Ian Pithers has an unobstructed view of the traffic lights at Bridge Street and Seventh Street.

On a regular basis, he says, pedestrians have to jump out of the way as drivers turning right onto the main street fail to give way at the lights.

A woman and three children had been hit a fortnight ago, he said; and a week before that two dogs had wound up underneath a car, though they were not injured.

SA Ambulance confirmed that a 55-year-old woman was taken to the Royal Adelaide Hospital on August 26 with leg and head injuries, and that another patient was treated at the Murray Bridge hospital.

"It could be a funeral right now we're talking about," Mr Pithers said.

"Luckily enough it's just cuts and bruises.

"(Pedestrians) are crossing on a green man, but the people coming up Seventh Street and turning right are focused too much on the cars coming the other way and not paying enough attention to pedestrians.

"This issue has been going on for five, six, seven years now."

Mr Pithers said it was "ridiculous" that the state Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure, responsible for the main street, had not done anything to fix the intersection.

"Nobody has been killed yet, but it could've happened," he said.

He suggested adding a red arrow to the traffic lights on the Seventh Street side, to give pedestrians a few extra seconds to cross the road.

No fatal or serious injury crashes were recorded at the Bridge Street-Seventh Street intersection between 2012 and 2016, according to DPTI.

The Standard is seeking a response from the department.

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