Police have issued a safety message after two serious car crashes in the past week throughout the region.April 8, 2014 3:55am
Police are reminding drivers to stay safe this Easter following two serious car crashes in the past week throughout the region, including the fatality at Jerilderie on Sunday morning.
Jerilderie’s Ambrose Crittenden, 23, died Sunday afternoon after the car he was driving crashed into a tree near his home earlier that morning.
Two days earlier, on Friday, seven children and a baby were taken to hospital following a serious crash near Hay.
Deniliquin Police Detective Inspector Peter Hayes said both of the circumstances were ‘‘unfortunate’’ and urged people to take care throughout the coming holiday period.
‘‘Coming into the busy period it’s timely to remind people to be safe on the roads,’’ he said.
‘‘People who are travelling long distances must take breaks every two hours and under no circumstance should people drink-drive.
‘‘Easter and Christmas are generally periods where there are more road accidents.’’
Det Insp Hayes said police will be out in force this Easter conducting Operation Tortoise from April 17 to 21, and community members are encouraged to keep safe.
In the Hay crash, a mini bus of eight collided with a B-Double truck on the Sturt Highway, 15km west of Hay, about 12.30pm on Friday.
Police say a 17 year-old Victorian woman was driving a white Toyota Hiace east on the highway when it allegedly crossed to the wrong side of the road and collided with the truck.
The teenager and the seven passengers – aged 15, 12, nine, six, four, two and six months – were all taken to hospital. It is believed they are all family members from Victoria.
The 17 year-old was taken to St George Hospital in Sydney, where she is in a stable condition.
The four year-old and 12 year-old were taken to Canberra Hospital in a stable condition.
The others were taken to Sydney’s Westmead Hospital, where they all remain in a stable condition except for the baby, who is in a serious but stable condition.
The 47 year-old man driving the B-Double wasn’t injured.
Police are investigating the crash.
Little butterflies, and marvellous munchkins will flutter to the stage at Shepparton’s Eastbank Centre tonight and tomorrow for the Goulburn Valley Academy of Ballet concert.
The Yarrawonga Mulwala Cricket Club has hosted the first ever ACA Masters contest at the Stan Hargreaves Oval in Yarrawonga.
There was a good turnout for Wednesday’s Remembrance Day service in Tatura, which saw a number of wreaths laid at the War Memorial, and the presentation to Brad Corken, of the Tatura RSL Spirit Award 2015, by president Robert Mathieson.
MEN’S Sheds are synonymous with regional Australia — a place for blokes to gather around a plank of wood, a saw, a hammer and some power tools.
A GROUP of Rochester Secondary College students visited Bendigo last week to donate blood for the first time.
Bowls Club hosts 49th Victorian Country Masters Pairs
The Oriential Weatherloach has infested the Goulburn River.
The largest ever Strawberry Fields crowd turned out to enjoy the event on the Murray River at Tocumwal at the weekend.
AFTER the hottest October in Victoria since records began in the 1850s, it will come as little surprise that rainfall across the district was unusually low.
No, it won’t be Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer creating the Christmas lighting in Cobram this year, it will be Cobram couple, Ron and Kath Renfrew,
‘Peppinella’ development bigger than first planned
Watch and Act issued for Corowa and Wahgunyah near Rutherglen, urging people to leave now as conditions may worsen.
The News magazines are online - read high quality magazines in your time. Check in regularly for the latest editions.
Riverine Herald's well regarded locally produced magazines. They're now online, so you can read them whenever and wherever you like.
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.