Plenty of drivers have criticised a decision to install traffic lights at a Keira Street intersection but Ann Fanning knows first-hand what can go wrong.
Roads and Maritime Services are installing lights at the intersection of Keira Street and Springhill Road to control traffic turning right out of Keira Street.
Westbound traffic on Springhill Road will be unaffected.
A Roads and Maritime Services spokeswoman said the intersection has been the location of seven casualty crashes in the five years to December 2017.
Motorists have been critical of the decision, pointing out right-turning vehicles have a clear view of oncoming traffic and a dedicated lane to turn into on Springhill Road.
But Ms Fanning knows what can happen at that intersection.
... if I'd been going any faster than that I probably would have killed him.Ann Fanning
On March 12 this year she was travelling east along Springhill Road. It was a clear, sunny day but, as she approached the Keira Street intersection a male driver shot out in front of her brand new 4WD.
"He came straight out of Keira Street," Ms Fanning remembered.
"He didn't brake or anything. He just came straight out and I T-boned him."
Ms Fanning said the driver, a Chinese man, said that in China "you can just go straight through".
His car was a write-off but a police officer on the scene told Ms Fanning it could have been much worse.
"I was just under the 80km/h speed limit. Like the policeman said, if I'd been going any faster than that I probably would have killed him."
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Ms Fanning suffered a neck injury and whiplash in the crash and has only just returned to work.
She said she has found trouble making ends meet while she's been off work and waiting for a payout from the CTP green slip scheme.
Ms Fanning said she agreed with those motorists who said if people did the right thing, there was no need to install lights at the intersection.
Though she believed they might see things differently if they'd had an experience like hers.
"The people who I've spoken to, they say 'how could they not see a car coming, it's clear. They can see a car coming for miles'.
"But I think if they were in a car accident they might say, 'well, we probably need lights'."