Graham Farmer Freeway: Woman risks life walking through Northbridge tunnel amid fast-moving traffic
Shocking vision has emerged of a women walking across lanes of the Graham Farmer tunnel in what appears to be an early morning drunken stunt.
The 39-year-old Neerabup women was seen confronting cars travelling 80km/h in the east-bound tunnel with both her arms held up in the air during the daring Northbridge walk.
Motorists were forced to slow down and swerve around the seemingly drunken women.
WATCH THE STUNT IN THE VIDEO PLAYER ABOVE
A WA Police spokesman said officers arrived at the scene about 5.15am and took the woman back to a station.
“We located the woman and made sure she was safe,” he said.
She was issued an infringement notice for disorderly behaviour which can carry a fine of $500.
The 1.6km tunnel, built in 2006, is a vital link connecting the city, however, walking and cycling on the freeway is illegal.
At the Main Roads tunnel operations centre in Northbridge, operators monitor the tunnel 24 hours a day via CCTV.
There are in-tunnel emergency escape routes, however emergency parking bays are only at the start and ends of each tunnel.
It’s not the first time tunnel concerns have arose. In 2019 a delivery driver was criticised for using the tunnel as a job short cut.
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