Single-vehicle crash brings national road toll to 17

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For all the fun and festivities, the mounting Christmas road toll should serve as a stern warning to grey nomads and others to take care while driving at this busy time of the year.
Sadly, 17 people have been killed on the nation’s roads since December 23.
The festive period is one in which some people travel long distances in a relatively short period of time and fatigue can become a factor. Taking regular rest breaks and planning a journey carefully in sensible stages is crucial.
The latest fatality came when a man’s car flipped on the North West Coastal Highway at Yannarie, about 200km southeast of Exmouth, in WA.
In Victoria, a driver died after his car veered into the path of an oncoming truck and burst into flames on the Princes Highway near Colac.
In NSW police are pleading for drivers to slow down after a series of accidents on the same day left five people dead. They included an elderly Fijian couple, who died when their car rolled after leaving the Hume Highway near Holbrook in the state’s south.
Queensland’s first holiday road death came on Boxing Day when a sedan veered off the Bruce Highway and rolled.
Six people have died in NSW; five people have died on Victoria’s roads; two in South Australia; two in WA; one person each has been killed on roads in Queensland and Tasmania. The Northern Territory and ACT remain fatality-free.

 

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One Response to Single-vehicle crash brings national road toll to 17

  1. How Sad… This is the exact reason that James and I do not travel on these holidays e.g. Christmas, Easter, long weekends etc.
    How devistating for the families of these people to loose their loved ones. They will forever be sad on these special days of celebration.
    May they rest in peace.

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