A motorcyclist dies after a fatal truck accident

A motorcyclist dies after a fatal truck accident

A man was tragically killed in a tragic collision between a motorcycle and a truck, as the death toll on Easter Road in the state rises to three.

Australia faces a road toll problem that is “going in the wrong direction”, says Michael Bradley, managing director of the Australian Automobile Federation. Mr Bradley joined Sky News Australia to discuss the push for transparency on road data as well as new standards for vehicle efficiency. “To understand this, the data we need is collected by state governments, it is not released by them, it is not shared with anyone, and we cannot compare what is happening in different jurisdictions,” he said. “We can’t talk to you about the quality of their road network, we can’t talk to you about the causes of the accidents that killed 1,286 people last year, we can’t talk to you about the law enforcement system or any road rules system that works, and those are not.” All collected This, and none of this was shared.”

The passenger, a man in his 50s from the Central Coast, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash on the Snowy Mountains Highway near Kiandra in southern NSW shortly after 11am.

Emergency services rushed to the scene after the accident, which also involved a B-double.

“Officers attached to the Monaro Police District took the truck driver to Cooma Hospital for mandatory testing,” NSW Police said.

A police investigation is now underway.

Police and emergency services rushed to the scene in the Snow Mountains. Photo: NCA Newswire/Jay Gerrard

The Snowy Mountains Highway was closed in both directions, between Link Road and the Providence Portal Park entrance, due to the accident.

Motorists are advised to avoid the area.

A motorcyclist is the third person to die on NSW roads in three days.

An elderly pedestrian has died after an accident in southwest Sydney late on Thursday evening.

Police are investigating a crash in Belmore on Thursday evening that left an 80-year-old pedestrian dead. Photo: Nine News.

Emergency services were called to the incident in Oxley Street, Campbelltown at around 11.15pm after an 80-year-old man was struck by a car.

Earlier, a man died after his motorcycle crashed into a pillar on Anzac Parade, Kensington on Thursday afternoon.

NSW Traffic and Highway Patrol Commander Brett McFadden has urged motorcyclists to stay safe and vigilant on the roads over Easter.

“Being a motorcyclist makes you uniquely vulnerable if something goes wrong while riding,” Assistant Commissioner McFadden said.

“In a car, SUV, or truck, you have layers of protection that motorcyclists don’t have, and you – as a passenger – have to be fully aware of your riding behavior choices, as well as the actions of all other motorists in your vicinity.

“Riders are also at much greater risk of miscalculating in a single moment, and the consequences – as we have seen – could be irreversible.

“Unlike other states, NSW experiences fantastic autumn weather and we know hundreds of riders will take advantage of the beautiful conditions and get out on the roads.

“Two tragic deaths on our roads and nearly a thousand drivers blatantly disobeying the rules of the road, it’s not good enough.”

    (tags for translation) News Wire News 

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