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.
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