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Death trap remains in Hunter Economic Zone despite the death of 17-year-old Newcastle Knights player Elijah Faalua | The Maitland Mercury



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Steel concrete bollards in the middle of a road at the Hunter Economic Zone remain in place, despite a vehicle hitting them and claiming the life of a young Newcastle Knights player almost a month ago. Elijah Faalua, a 17-year-old Kurri junior who played in the Knights’ Harold Matthews Under 17’s side this season, died in a single vehicle accident at the site, near Cessnock, on April 8. Faalua was thrown from the front passenger seat and died at the scene, after the vehicle allegedly hit the bollards at about 11.15pm. The bollards are on a bridge in the middle of a long stretch of private road, known to attract speeding and hoons. Witnesses alleged that reflective markings were put on the yellow bollards after the…

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