A Victorian coroner who investigated the deaths of 11 people in the Kerang rail crash has called for more technologically advanced road signals to warn drivers of approaching trains.
A semi-trailer smashed into a V-Line train at a level-crossing near Kerang in June 2007, killing 11 people and injuring another eight.
Coroner Jane Hendtlass says rail and road authorities needed to improve signage and warning sounds to drivers approaching level crossings.
She called for research into technology capable of alerting drivers who would not otherwise notice an approaching train. Julie McMonnies, who lost husband Geoff and 17-year-old daughter Rose in the crash, said she was left unsatisfied by the findings.
“There’s nothing controversial here,” she said.
“We haven’t had any answers and we’ve had no one accept responsibility for 11 deaths and injured.”
Truck driver Christian Scholl was charged with 11 counts of culpable driving over the deaths but acquitted by a Supreme Court jury in 2009.