Member for Collie-Preston Mick Murray has called for an urgent upgrade to a South West intersection which has claimed the life of three people in recent years.
A 19-year-old man died on Friday after a crash at the intersection of Hynes Road and Forrest Highway in Eaton. This crash was just three days after a young woman was cut from the wreckage of her vehicle at the same intersection after a serious crash.
Mr Murray said it was disappointing to see another fatality at the ‘notorious intersection’ two years after he raised the issue with the then minister for transport Dean Nalder.
“I asked questions of Mr Nalder two years ago around what kinds of upgrades were planned in response to the demonstrably dangerous conditions and I was told ‘none’,” he said.
“At that stage in 2014 there had been two fatalities, five serious crashes in six years, and countless near-misses – I thought, ‘What more will it take?’
“Now we have three people killed, with seven crashes having occurred at the intersection in only nine years – surely enough is enough.”
Mr Murray said he is very sad for the family of the latest young victim because this tragedy should never have happened.
“I will be taking this matter to the minister for transport and demanding the government take action before Collie-Preston finds itself mourning another son or daughter,” he said.
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