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Sutherland Police Warn Drivers
Sunday, 20 September 2009

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A spate of accidents around Sutherland Shire has police warning drivers to obey the road rules at all times.

Police are warning drivers in Sydney’s south to take extra care after three shocking crashes in the past 72 hours.

Three people have died and more than 40 others injured on Sutherland Shire roads since Friday (11 September).

Sutherland Local Area Commander, Superintendent Gavin Dengate, has pleaded with motorists to be extra vigilant and drive to the conditions.

“I have been left deeply concerned by the recent tragic crashes and would urge drivers in the area to drive cautiously and obey the road rules at all times,” Superintendent Dengate said.

“The road rules are there to keep us all safe and acting irresponsibly behind the wheel not only puts your life at risk, it also endangers the lives of every other innocent road user.

“Police will maintain a visible presence on local roads and will come down hard on any motorist caught doing the wrong thing,” Supt Dengate said.

Just before 8am on Friday, a silver-coloured hatchback and bus collided head-on on Heathcote Road, Lucas Heights.

The male hatchback driver and his female passenger sustained fatal injuries in the crash, while the female bus driver and 43 passengers were hospitalised.

Then, about 1pm on Saturday (12 September), a white Mazda utility towing a trailer laden with timber was travelling south on the Acacia Road Bypass, Sutherland, crossed onto the wrong side of the road and collided with a red Ford Festiva hatchback.

The male driver of the hatchback, a 34-year-old British National, was killed in the crash.

A 32-year-old Yarrawarrah woman and her four-year-old son, who were passengers in the car, were taken to St George Hospital suffering severe injuries.

The driver of the utility, a 26-year-old Bomaderry man, was treated at St George Hospital for minor injuries and has since been released.

And at 1.40pm yesterday (Sunday 13 September), a northbound Suzuki 1000 motorbike and southbound Holden Commodore station wagon collided on Farnell Avenue at Loftus.

Police from Sutherland Local Area Command are continuing their inquiries into the Loftus and Lucas Heights crashes, while officers from the Metropolitan Crash Investigation Unit are examining the circumstances surrounding the fatal collision at Sutherland.

Anyone who witnessed any of the incidents and hasn’t already spoken with investigators is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

© State of New South Wales through the NSW Police Force

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