My son was the latest victim to die at the St Albans Crossing. Christian Dejanovic aged 31 yrs was killed at the crossing on January 24, 2012 -- despite years of promises from both governments to do a grade separation (underground).
Christian took the train to the city centre of Melbourne for one hour to visit me, I kissed him goodbye and gave him a hug. One hour later he was killed at 5.33 pm on the level crossing in St Albans. He is the 16th victim to die on this crossing.
The St Albans Railway Station crossing is ranked amongst the most dangerous in the state of Victoria. The St Albans community has continued to call for urgent action from various state governments, and the Ballieu government has promised to fund it. To this date no money has been allocated.
I can never get my son back.
More lives are at risk every day because the government fails to act.
I call on the Premier Ted Baillieu and Transport Minister Terry Mulder to protect the lives of people using the St Albans Railway crossing by funding their promised grade separation immediately.
On October 1 Christian would have turned 32. I hope we'll be able to show Mr Baillieu by then that we can't wait for another life to be lost for this upgrade to happen. Please sign and share my petition to help ensure we get this dangerous crossing fixed.
In loving memory of my son and the other victims of this dangerous crossing,