Emergency services work at the scene of a horror smash near San Remo last Friday involving three cars and a motorcycle. A Melbourne woman died at the scene and police blocked off Phillip Island Road for more than five hours.
THE spirit of the festive season was shattered in Bass Coast last week as a result of two fatal accidents, one at Inverloch on Wednesday afternoon and the other near San Remo on Friday evening.
Excessive speed is alleged to have been one of the main reasons why a 28 year old Sandy Point man came to grief, in a single-vehicle incident on Toorak Road at about 3.50pm.
It has been reported that the man was seen speeding through the flagged school crossing in a busy Bayview Avenue only minutes earlier, just before school’s out time.
In the other incident, fatigue may have been a key factor in a shocking, fatal crash near San Remo involving three cars and a motorbike.
The driver of a white ute, travelling west towards San Remo is believed to have veered on to the wrong side of the road where he collided with two cars. A 55 year old woman died at the scene.
The two fatalities brought the State’s annual road toll to 237, as compared to 272 for the same time last year.
Both incidents are being investigated by the Major Collision Investigation Unit.
Assistant Commissioner Emmett Dunn took the opportunity, while attending the scene of the fatality at Inverloch, to underscore the importance of taking care on the road over the holiday season.
“This is a very important time for family and friends to get together but it can all be ruined by tragic incidents on the road.
“We are all aware of the factors historically involved with fatal collisions; drugs, alcohol, fatigue, speed and distractions and I just want to stress how it can impact the families and friends that are left behind.
“So look after yourselves and your families and friends this holiday season and take care on the roads.”
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