Castle Hill mum's bitter-sweet win

Call for traffic calming: Belinda Roso, Joyce and Pat Boody and Marisa Giorgi with her children Alessio, Christian, Ciara and Olivia at the accident hot spot. Picture: Natalie Roberts

Call for traffic calming: Belinda Roso, Joyce and Pat Boody and Marisa Giorgi with her children Alessio, Christian, Ciara and Olivia at the accident hot spot. Picture: Natalie Roberts

Castle Hill mum of four Marisa Giorgi has welcomed The Hills Council's decision to consider installing guard rails outside her home at the intersection of Cecil Avenue and Orange Grove Road.

But it is a bitter-sweet victory.

She said she wished the catalyst hadn't been an 80-year-old man suffering a broken arm and deep gashes after an out-of-control car left a roundabout and crashed into her backyard, where he had been working on May 22.

"I still don't venture out of my backyard"

She and her four kids, twins aged 10, a six-year-old and 20-month-old, were home when the accident happened a few doors down from Hills Adventist College's junior campus, which has pupils from kindergarten to year 4.

"I still don't venture out of my backyard yet, and I'm seeing a psychologist," Ms Giorgi said.

"It will take time [to recover] I think."

She has lived on the intersection for 11 years and says it's the second accident she's seen at the roundabout — low enough for people to drive over — in the past few months.

"The traffic needs to be slowed down to prevent any future incidents"

At a recent council meeting councillors were told the local traffic committee would consider how to mitigate future accidents here, including installing guard rails.

"The guard rail is going to make me feel a bit safer but at the same time the traffic needs to be slowed down to prevent any future incidents," Ms Giorgi said.

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