Grieving locals demand action

Heartbreaking: Flowers at the site of the triple fatality on Toodyay Road.
Heartbreaking: Flowers at the site of the triple fatality on Toodyay Road.

The busy road was again in the spotlight last week after a tragic crash that killed a Morangup mother and her two children.

Jess Seager and her sons Jayden (6) and Cody (3) died when their Toyota Landcruiser collided with a truck outside the Noble Falls Tavern about 8.40am July 31.

Gidgegannup Association chairperson Sally Block said at the meeting that the association had asked the State Government to conduct an immediate safety audit of the road and allocate funds to upgrade it.

‘I appreciate many of you are feeling great grief,’ she said.

‘To achieve an upgrade to Toodyay Road, we need to work together.’

Teresa Boardman spoke about the inadequate parking at Gidgegannup Primary School.

‘You can’t cross Toodyay Road with small children ” it’s too dangerous,’ she said. Local resident Nick was one of the first on the scene of the fatal accident.

Choking back tears as he described the carnage at the scene, he demanded immediate action to upgrade the road.

‘It should not have happened ” I heard it happen and I saw a lot,’ he said.

‘The road needs to be widened, it needs to be fixed’