Millendon residents worried it will take a fatal accident before intersection is improved

L-R: Cr Rod Henderson and local Herne Hill resident Kevin Keys at the dangerous intersection of Padbury Ave and Moore Road.  Several accidents have taken place at the intersection and car parts are scattered all around the site. Picture: David Baylis www.communitypix.com.au   d478124
L-R: Cr Rod Henderson and local Herne Hill resident Kevin Keys at the dangerous intersection of Padbury Ave and Moore Road. Several accidents have taken place at the intersection and car parts are scattered all around the site. Picture: David Baylis www.communitypix.com.au d478124

RESIDENTS in the Swan Valley fear it will take a death on a dangerous local road before anything will be done to fix the issue.

Millendon resident Kevin Keys said the intersection of Padbury Avenue and Moore Road was a death trap and had caused many accidents over the years.

Mr Keys said warnings and alterations to the road needed to be put in place to prevent more accidents.

He said currently drivers could not see the end of the road and would crash through fence posts into nearby paddocks.

He said in one case, a driver narrowly missed being impaled by a pole through the windscreen, during a crash at the intersection.

“I don’t know how someone hasn’t already been killed,” he said. “It will only be a matter of time until someone is seriously injured or killed and only then would something be done.”

He said he believed a stop sign needed to be erected.

“A stop sign needs to replace the current give way sign and a rumble strip would help slow people down and make them alert before the intersection,” he said.

According to Main Roads, from 2011 to 2016, there were four crashes at the intersection of Padbury Avenue and Moore Road. Statistics for 2017 are not available.

Of these crashes, two people required medical attention and two involved major property damage.

City of Swan Councillor Rod Henderson said he would be raising the issue with the City to see what could be done to improve the safety of the road.

Swan acting chief executive Steven Tan said the City was looking into the concerns.

“Road safety is one of the City’s top priorities and we are currently looking into these concerns,” he said.

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