On Christmas Eve, a toddler died after he was struck by a 4WD in Sydney’s northwest. Paramedics tried to revive the child, but he was not able to recover.
It brought the holiday road death toll to seven, with another death occurring on Friday when a car hit a boat in Sydney’s northern beaches. A passenger in the car died during the incident.
The driver, who was 66 years old, was charged with negligent and dangerous driving.
The incident occurred in Bankstown at around 3pm. A 95-year old woman was also killed while walking along the road.
He was granted bail, and he’ll face court next year. A 56-year-old man died on Friday after his car crashed into a tree near the Victorian border, about 70 kilometers away from the city of Albury.
Three fatal accidents were reported in NSW on Thursday as people started to drive more during the holiday season.
A 19-year-old man was killed on Friday after he got into an accident with a truck at Berkshire Park. After he was thrown from his bike, he was hit by a truck.
The incident occurred at around 5:30 pm. During the holiday period, police started a high-visibility operation. They will be applying double demerit points for certain violations.
In addition to speeding and not wearing a seatbelt, other violations such as not wearing a helmet can lead to double demerits.
“People must think about the people around them when they get behind the wheel,” said Assistant Commissioner McFadden of the Traffic and Highway Patrol.