Fa­tal road crash un­der scru­tiny

Great Southern Herald - - News - Sjanna San­dalova

Po­lice were in­formed by a mo­torist of a road crash at the eastern en­trance to Nyabing on Rich­mond Street just af­ter mid­night on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 28.

Katan­ning po­lice re­sponded and were as­sisted by two staff mem­bers and one light truck from the De­part­ment of Fire and Emer­gency Ser­vices, in Dum­b­leyung, and a para­medic from St John Am­bu­lance.

A 46-year-old man with con­nec­tions to Nyabing and Nar­ro­gin was pro­nounced dead at the scene.

Katan­ning po­lice Se­nior Sergeant Si­mon Un­der­wood said the ma­jor crash in­ves­ti­ga­tion unit was in­ves­ti­gat­ing the fa­tal­ity. “Po­lice in­ves­ti­ga­tors from the ma­jor crash in­ves­ti­ga­tion unit will un­der­take in­quiries into this road fa­tal­ity and pre­pare a re­port to the Coro­ner,” he said.

The 2017 road toll is 124 with 55 fa­tal­i­ties in the met­ro­pol­i­tan area and 69 fa­tal­i­ties in Re­gional WA.

Of those 69 fa­tal­i­ties, 10 have been in the Great South­ern.

“This is a tragic re­minder to us all in the lead-up to the fi­nal two months of 2017 on the im­por­tance of road safety at all times when in con­trol of a mo­tor ve­hi­cle and most im­por­tantly to en­sure the safety of oth­ers in our ve­hi­cle,” Sgt Un­der­wood said.

“The Road Safety Com­mis­sion web­site has a vast ar­ray of in­for­ma­tion on road safety, sta­tis­tics and use­ful guides.”

The driver failed to ne­go­ti­ate a bend and the ve­hi­cle rolled down an em­bank­ment.

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