In South Australia, where the number of fatal traffic collisions is rising at an alarming rate, two persons perished in separate accidents within the previous week. A 51-year-old resident of Glenelg passed away early on Saturday morning following a two-car crash at Hackham in Adelaide’s south.
On the same day, a motorcycle accident that occurred on Friday night claimed the life of a 59-year-old Barossa man. The Hackham incident, which took place on Main South Road not far from Melsetter Road, resulted in five additional injuries. The police were summoned to the area just after 12:30 a.m. to investigate what they say was a collision between a Mitsubishi car and a Hyundai SUV.
The Mitsubishi’s driver and passenger, both 17-year-old Morphett Vale boys, were taken by ambulance to the Flinders Medical Center with serious injuries. The vehicle’s 51-year-old female passenger from Glenelg, Maryland, was pronounced deceased at the site. The 35-year-old driver of the car from Aldinga Beach and two additional passengers, a 28-year-old woman from Onkaparinga Hills and a 30-year-old man from Morphett Vale, were all transported by ambulance to Flinders Medical Center with significant but non-life-threatening injuries.
Police are investigating the event as well as another motorcycle accident that occurred in the Barossa. On Friday, shortly after 5:30 p.m., reports of a motorcycle leaving the road and hitting a tree prompted the summoning of police and emergency services to the Vine Vale intersection in Tanunda. In this particular case.
The cyclist, a 59-year-old native of Barossa, passed away at the scene of the accident. 34 fatalities have already been reported on South Australian roads this year, more than twice as many as the 16 that were noted at the same time last year. After learning that the state had the second-worst road toll at the start of the year in 10 years, South Australian police warned motorists to drive cautiously on the state’s roads earlier this month.