Campaign by Dianne and Daniel Dejanovic to improve safety at level crossings

A mother, Dianne Dejanovic, who tragically lost her son at a level crossing in Melbourne’s north-west, is spearheading a campaign for crucial changes to the railway line’s layout.

Dianne’s son, Christian, lost his life on January 24th 2012 after a fatal encounter with a train while crossing the tracks in St Albans. Determined to prevent further tragedies, Dianne has rallied support for her cause, gathering approximately 2,500 signatures on her petition urging authorities to implement safety measures such as transitioning the tracks onto an overpass or underground pathway.

Taking her advocacy to the forefront, Dianne organized a rally at the crossing, rallying community members to join her in demanding action.

Reflecting on the persistent dangers of the crossing, Dianne emphasized the urgency of the situation. “This has been a long-standing campaign in this community, it’s been going on for 30 or 40 years,” she lamented. “Sixteen deaths, what more does the Government want to see before they act? Do they want to see another death on this crossing? Make my son the last.”

Supporting his mother’s impassioned plea, Daniel Dejanovic echoed her sentiments. “My brother’s tragic death serves as a stark reminder of the urgent need for change at this crossing,” he affirmed. “We cannot afford to wait any longer. Safety must be prioritized to prevent further loss of life.”

The community stands united in solidarity with Dianne and Daniel Dejanovic, advocating tirelessly for the implementation of necessary safety measures to safeguard the lives of all who traverse the railway crossings across Australia.

Samantha Rigby
Samantha Rigby
Samantha is the head of content, lifestyle and entrepreneurial columnist for Best in Australia. She is also a contributor to Forbes and SH. Prior to joining the Best in Au, she was a reporter and business journalist for local newspapers.
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