There has been a string of fatal car accidents in NSW this week, serving as a reminder to motorists to drive responsibly and exercise caution when behind the wheel.
On Tuesday (October 30), a 37-year-old woman died after being hit by a car on Gardiners Road, James Creek, Clarence Valley. The circumstances behind the accident are currently unclear, but reports suggest that the woman may have been jogging.
This incident occurred at approximately 07:20 in the morning. The motorist was a female and she was driving a Holden Commodore. After the crash, she was immediately taken to a nearby hospital to be treated for shock. She also underwent mandatory blood and urine testing.
A report will be prepared for the coroner as the police officers continue their investigations.
That same day, three more fatal car accidents occurred across the NSW state, bringing the day’s toll up to four.
A 25-year-old man was travelling along Ginko Mine Haul Road in Anabranch North at approximately 10:30 in the morning when his heavy duty vehicle left the road and rolled.
This happened about 3.5 kilometres away from the Silver City Highway. The driver died at the scene and officers are continuing investigations. Police are calling on members of the public to come forward if they know anything about the incident.
Following this crash, another fatal accident happened over in the Hunter Valley, when a Landrover Defender and a Toyota Rav 4 collided on Gundy Road at around lunchtime (12:30).
Both drivers were aged in their 50s and both vehicles were travelling westbound. The police report did not include details about how the crash occurred but officers are preparing a report for the coroner.
The fourth and final incident that day involved a motorcyclist. A 30-year-old man was riding his motorbike along Fishery Point Road, Brightwaters on the state’s north coast when he lost control and collided with a tree.
Although officers from the Lake Macquarie Local Command responded quickly to the motorbike accident, the man died at the scene of the crash.
Police are constantly working hard to try and minimise the risk of accidents such as these occurring, by enforcing the law and running safety promotion campaigns.
However the nature of life means sometimes crashes do happen. If a family member is ever involved in a fatal car accident then you may want to consult a personal injury lawyer to discuss whether you can gain compensation to cover the cost of a funeral or other expenses.