Rosemary Mayo, whose mother, Joy, was killed on the same crossing 40 years earlier, immediately appealed for a new warning system to be installed.
Jodie explained the goal of the petition, for which she hopes to get more than 1,000 signatures, is to initiate some serious changes at the crossing. She said: "There isn't an adequate warning system at all. I have been at the level crossing a short distance away when the lights were red plenty of times and seen people crossing."
As it stands, the gated crossing allows pedestrians to walk from Long Rock along a popular dog-walking route to the beach which runs adjacent to the town. Two gates are positioned at either end of the crossing – however they do not lock.
Other than a sign reminding walkers to "Stop, Look, Listen" and a board reminding train drivers to whistle, the crossing carries no other prior warning system. A little further down the line there is a level crossing which some residents admit they look at to see if a train is approaching.