Seven Dead on NSW roads in 48 hours

Police are pleading with motorists


19 July 2018

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Police are currently on the scene of a crash which has resulted in the seventh person in 48-hours to lose their life on New South Wales Roads. 

The crash on the Mitchell Highway at Wellington, occurred just before 9.30am this morning.

It comes after three people lost their lives just before midnight when two cars collided on the Monaro Highway near Queanbeyan last night.

Earlier accidents saw a 74-year-old man killed on the Hume Highway at Pheasants Nest, a 30-year-old man killed on the Central Coast and an 89-year-old woman pass away in Sylvania on Tuesday.

 

Assistant Commissioner Michael Corboy, of the Traffic & Highway Patrol Command, said the loss of seven lives in forty-eight hours must serve as a reminder for people to take personal responsibility for their actions.

“To lose seven lives in the course of two days on our roads is nothing short of a tragedy, Assistant Commissioner Michael Corboy said.

“Seven more lives lost means that we have now lost 199 lives on our roads in 198 days this year.

“With the school holidays coming to an end and more people on our roads, drivers need to pay attention to ensure they arrive at their destination safety.

“Our message is quite clear, all drivers, passengers, riders, cyclists, & pedestrians, should be aware of the risks not take their road use for granted, " Assistant Commissioner Michael Corboy said.

 

 

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