Glen Forrest resident has fears about speeding on Thomas Rd


The car that crashed on June 1.
The car that crashed on June 1.

A GLEN Forrest resident has raised concerns about speeding drivers in Thomas Road after a driver lost control and flipped her car.

He said the accident happened about 2am on June 1.

When he went to help, he saw two young children in the car.

“I heard the impact; it sounded like someone hitting a bin,” he said.

“No one was seriously injured, but the young boy was complaining of back pain.”

The Thomas Road resident, who asked not to be named, has lived in the area for 30 years and said reports of cars leaving Thomas Road were not uncommon.

He said on more than one occasion a vehicle had damaged property by crashing into a neighbour’s frontyard.

“I’ve spoken to Mundaring Shire on a regular basis because the local council is responsible for maintaining the road,” he said.

“Part of the problem is that people use Thomas Road to avoid the Great Eastern Highway and the speed limit changes from 70 to 60km/h.”

Mundaring Shire said work completed on the road in the past 12 months involved sealing part of the gravel shoulders and white edge lining the road to provide better delineation for motorists.

“The Shire has also installed a footpath from Hardey Road eastwards and is looking to extend that footpath further east to Bailey Road during 2017/18,” a spokeswoman said.

No further work is proposed.

Funding for the recent road improvements came from the State Black Spot program.

A Main Roads spokeswoman said five crashes were reported on Thomas Road to the end of December 2016.

“Of these, one was fatal at intersection of Bailey Road, two required hospitalisation, one required medical attention, and one involved minor property damage,” the spokeswoman said.

There were no crashes recorded at the intersection of Thomas and Hardey roads.

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