A Kingston resident is asking members of the community to come together in an effort to alter the intersection where a mother and son were killed after Christmas.
Jess West, 37, and her son Deighton, 5, were killed when a Kenworth prime mover struck their 4WD at the intersection of Kingston Road and Church Parade on December 29.
Her husband and son were injured in the collision, which also killed the family's dog.
Kingston Road resident Sue Scott is asking members of the community to meet Hepburn Shire councillor Greg May and chief engineer Bruce Lucas at the accident site on Monday January 13 at 5.30pm to discuss potential safety changes which could be made.
"If the council can demonstrate it's got community support, they might be able to influence VicRoads to do something," Ms Scott told The Courier.
"It's a shocking intersection. It's a long sealed stretch of road, and it's used a lot by trucks and bikes; people do speed along it. That's separate to the incident in December, but there is an issue with speed and vision at the intersection."
Ms Scott hopes a demonstration of community support for change will enable the shire to lobby VicRoads to upgrade the road so traffic is forced to slow down approaching the intersection.
Options put forward include a roundabout, rumble strips, a stop sign, a reduction in the speed limit, or other ideas.
"It's a very difficult intersection to work out, and I'm always happy when I've got a passenger, because you have to be looking at three or four different directions, Ms Scott says.
"So a passenger can say, 'it's all clear on the left' - but that's not ideal, of course.
"The other issue is, apart from the funny configuration, there's also a service road coming out there as well. So something needs to be done short-term and longer term. I would love to see a roundabout there because that would force people to slow down.
"That may or may not happen because of cost, and these things take a long time."
Ms Scott says the impact of the recent accident within the community is very hard to talk about.
"I drove past shortly after it happened. One of my neighbours was there at the site, because she's a nurse. I will never forget her face, walking away from that.
"And I know that some of the younger members of the fire brigade, some of them still in their teens... all members of the fire brigade who attended... they are terribly affected."
"There have been some very close calls at that intersection in the past. I'm not sure if other accidents have happened there - but one is too many, when it's one like that."
Victoria Police's Major Collision Unit were at the scene of the accident in Kingston on Thursday morning, conducting assessments of the site using a prime mover.
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