The South Australian road toll is close to double at the same time last year after a horror two days in which three people were killed and two others critically injured this morning.
There have now been 30 deaths on South Australian roads in 2019, compared to 17 at the same time last year.
It puts us on track for the worst road toll in South Australia since 2007 when 125 lives were lost. There were 80 deaths last year, which was a record low.
CRASH: Mother of two Myra Hashemi was killed when her car and a B-double truck crashed at the intersection of Sturt Hwy and Old Sturt Hwy at Barmera about 7.30pm on Tuesday.
CRASH: A 40-year-old Rostrevor man was killed when he was hit by an SUV on North Tce at Kent Town about 8.30am on Wednesday.
CRASH: A 60-year-old woman died when the 4WD she was in rolled on Eyre Hwy near Ceduna, just before 12.30pm on Wednesday.
CRASH: Two men are in a critical condition after their Nissan sports car hit a tree on Sir Donald Bradman Drive at Cowandilla at 1am on Thursday.
With the increased awareness around the dangers of speed and drink/drug driving, as well as increased safety measures in cars, there had been a consistent downward trend in the road toll – until this year.
Ten years ago the five-year average of lives lost was 125 compared to the current five-year average of 95.
Please everyone, take care when driving. Concentrate, focus and make the right choices about whether to drive.
— Ben Harvy (@Benharvy) March 27, 2019