Motorcyclist latest death on Vic roads
A motorcyclist is the latest person to die on Victoria's roads, a day after a couple in their 70s died in a crash in the state's west. The motorbike and the vehicle crashed on Ryans Road at Healesville, east of Melbourne, on Saturday afternoon. The rider, a 31-year-old Healesville man died at the scene while the other driver was uninjured and stopped to assist. It comes a day after a man and woman, both aged 73, died after a Hyundai car hit a Mitsubishi on the Hamilton Highway at Cressy on Friday afternoon. The duo, from Lindfield East in New South Wales died at the scene.
Four people have died on Victorian roads over the past 24-hours. The spate of fatalities began just before 7pm last night in the Macedon Ranges, where a ute lost control on Rochford Road and crashed into a tree. Four dead , another critical in horror 24 hours on Victorian roads .
A woman has been killed in an alleged hit-run in Melbourne, one of four deaths on the Victoria 's roads overnight.
Victoria's road toll has hit a 14-year-high with four people killed in separate crashes overnight.
Paul Khaled, 22, and 18-year-old Kalinda Nhue died after the the car they were in lost control at Mt Eliza, ploughing through a median strip and into an oncoming car.
They were travelling north along the Nepean Highway when their yellow ute collided head-on with a black sedan about 11.15am.
A man in his 30s from the second vehicle sustained chest injuries and was taken to the Alfred hospital in a stable condition.
In a separate incident less than 3 hours later, Mildura man Jordan Radman was killed when the car he was travelling in with two friends smashed into a pole in Red Cliffs.
Four killed in three days on Victorian roads
Four people have died in separate crashes over a deadly three days on Victorian roads. © Nine Two people were killed and two injured in the smash on the Hamilton Highway at Cressy. A man died just before 3am today near Mildura when his car left the road at Colignan. His passenger, aged in his late teens, suffered minor injuries. Yesterday afternoon a collision between a motorbike and car in Healesville, about 50 kilometres north east of Melbourne, cost the life of a 31-year-old man. The motorbike rider died at the scene. The car driver was uninjured and is helping police with inquiries.
Four people have died on Victorian roads this weekend, with another two recovering in hospital. A man and woman were killed in a fiery head-on crash on Sunday morning, in what has been a horror weekend on Victorian roads .
Four people have died on Victorian roads this weekend , with another two recovering in hospital. A man and woman were killed in a fiery head-on Four men A woman has been found dead on a road in Melbourne's west in an alleged hit-run, during a horror night on Victorian roads that killed three
Meanwhile police have charged a 31-year-old man, who handed himself in after a woman's body was found beside Ballarat road in Melbourne's West, after being struck by a black Holden Commodore that fled the scene.
A woman in her 40s died and has yet to be formally identified.
The road toll now sits at 138, an increase of 50 deaths from the same time last year.
The Opposition today accused the State Government of failing drivers, breaking convention on what's usually a bi-partisan issue.
Leader of the Victorian Liberals Michael O'Brien said that $2.8 billion dollars from the TAC reserves had been allocated to fund other parts of the budget, claiming the move will directly result in more road deaths.
Three dead in horror 12 hours on Queensland roads
Seven cars were caught up in the carnage, two people died and three others were taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Two people in a black BMW SUV fled the crash on foot after smashing into a moped and a sedan in Brisbane's inner-northern suburb of Windsor just before midnight. The BMW was headed north on Lutwyche Road when it collided with the moped, ridden by a 32-year-old East Brisbane man, who was killed. © Jarrad Aspden Accident at Lutwyche Road, Windsor which killed two men.
Police plea after six road deaths . Six people have been killed on Victorian roads in the last 24 hours. Courtesy: Today/Nine Network. ANOTHER life has been lost this morning after a horror night on Victoria ’s roads , taking the toll to six people killed in less than 14 hours.
Four people have died on Victorian roads over the past 24-hours. The spate of fatalities began just before 7pm last night in the Macedon Ranges, where a ute lost control on Rochford Road and crashed into a tree. Australia Four dead in horror weekend on Victorian roads .
"If you cut money from the TAC and the number of breath tests on the road, what does that do for road safety? So do you believe it's costing lives? I believe Daniel Andrews cuts will cost lives.", Mr O'Brien said.
The money includes $128 million dollars to fund new technology to target bad driver behaviour and $96 million new speed cameras.
And while drug tests are on the rise there will be cuts to funding for more than 400,000 breath tests.
"This shouldn't be a political issue, Dan Andrews has made it political because of bad decisions that are gonna have a huge impact on road safety," Mr O'Brien said.
More lives lost on Queensland roads after worst week for traffic deaths.
It was already the worst week of the year for deaths on Queensland roads – and now three more lives have been lost. Fifteen people have been killed in a matter of days, the latest - two women and a man in a high-speed smash near Bundaberg. The driver of dark blue Commodore veered onto the wrong side of the road, at 100 kilometres an hour. Police don’t know why. Two people travelling the other way stood no chance, and all three, aged in their 60s, were killed. A third car was caught in the chaos, and two other people were taken to hospital. Lee Chamberlain from the Forensic Crash Unit, said: “It's just another tragic loss of life really.