Crash brings safety plea

Gareth McKnightSound Telegraph
The crash happened at the corner of Mundijong Rd and St Albans, Baldivis.
Camera IconThe crash happened at the corner of Mundijong Rd and St Albans, Baldivis. Credit: The West Australian

A second serious accident in the space of a month at a traffic intersection in Baldivis has led to calls for care on our roads.

Six people were rushed to hospital last Thursday after a crash at the intersection of Mundijong and St Albans roads in Baldivis. A Holden Commodore and Mazda utility collided at about 7.45am.

The crash comes just weeks after another serious accident, where three road users were critically injured at the same junction.

On October 23, a Daewoo hatchback and Ford Transit van collided, with a female passenger of the first vehicle receiving life-threatening injuries and the two drivers also rushed to hospital.

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Baldivis MLA Reece Whitby said he raised the matter of the intersection with the ministers for police and transport following the latest crash.

“I am concerned that there has been two serious incidents at this intersection within a very short time,” he said.

“Traffic has increased dramatically on Mundijong Road in recent years with growth in Baldivis and Wellard.

“Many residents in the Baldivis electorate routinely use Mundijong Road.

“The cause of the most recent accident is still being investigated.

“In the meantime, I urge all motorists to exercise caution near this intersection.”

The toll of injuries and death on our roads was highlighted on Sunday, as Road Trauma Support WA hosted a service to mark World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims.

Road Safety Minister Michelle Roberts said there were too many deaths and injuries on our roads.

“What we don’t always see is the devastating impact that road trauma has on thousands of WA families each year and the personal stories behind those headlines,” she said.

“I want to take the opportunity to thank all our emergency service workers for the tireless work they do, and recognise the impact road trauma also has on them at a personal level.

“Road safety is everyone’s responsibility and if we all make a commitment to drive so others survive, then we can work together to reduce death and injury on our roads and prevent more families experiencing the tragedy of road trauma.”

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