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Australia Woman killed, pedestrian left fighting for life in separate crashes on South Australian roads

15:51  08 april  2021
15:51  08 april  2021 Source:   abc.net.au

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A woman has died and a pedestrian is fighting for life after separate crashes on South Australian roads.

Emergency services were called to the intersection of Victor Harbor Road and Hindmarsh Tiers Road at Hindmarsh Valley at about 12:10pm this afternoon following reports of a crash involving a Ford Territory and a Subaru Forester.

The passenger of the Subaru, a 62-year-old woman from Queensland, died at the scene.

The driver and a second passenger were taken to the Flinders Medical Centre with non-life-threatening injuries.

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The driver of the Ford suffered non-life-threatening injuries and a young child in the back of the car was uninjured.

A lengthy stretch of Victor Harbor Road was closed between Armstrong and Crows Nest roads.

Police have asked drivers to avoid the area.

The woman's death is the 36th life lost on South Australian roads this year compared to 32 at the same time last year.

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In a separate crash, a pedestrian remains in a critical condition after being hit by a truck in Adelaide's north.

Police and paramedics were called to Hampstead Road near Windsor Avenue at Clearview at about 10:45am.

The pedestrian was taken to the Royal Adelaide Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The age and gender of the victim have not been publicly released.

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Traffic was reduced to one lane in both directions along Hampstead Road but the road has since been reopened.

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